news - september 2015
the importance of community workers
The Eye Centre have trained "village health committee members" to help identify people with eye problems and and arrange treatment and help for them at the Eye Centre. These community workers are extremely important to the work of the Eye Centre, as it enables us to reach people who would not otherwise have had access to help.
Gasper (pictured) is amongst the oldest of these community workers. Here he is measuring a patient's vision in the field. Her vision is so poor she cannot read any letters on the chart and can only count fingers.
working with local corporations
The Eye Centre has worked with Kenya Ports Authorities to provide eye screening for some time now, and is engaging more with other corporations as a way of reaching all those who need eye care. The eye screenings help us reach the needy community.
The photo shows Hassan taking a measurement of a patients eye pressures during a screening with Kenya Ports Authorities.