As Kenya continues with the second wave of covid, the clinic has been very busy. Great care is taken to give people quality eye care whilst keeping them safe.
Offering services and keeping people safe.
Patients chat as they wait outside the operating theatre.
Lilian our opthalmic clinical officer is back from a year in London having been awarded distinction in her Masters of Public Health. Here she is back in the operating theatre.
Training remains the most important thing the Eye Centre does, as it ensures good quality affordable eye care can be provided into the future.
Moses is a nursing student. Here he is making a presentation on myopia (short sightedness) as part of his training at the Eye Centre.
Joshua is an Ophthalmic Clinical Officer in training. Here he is being trained on how to use a slit lamp - a very important piece of equipment for detecting eye problems,
Despite the pandemic, field screening can carry on with extra safety measures in place. Outreach is so important, as this is the only way we can reach the poorest, most marginalised people. If we don’t go to them they will remain needlessly blind.
A message from our Chairman
We all know that 2020 has been a difficult year - but that's more reason for us to take the opportunity to thank you. With the cancellation of marathons, school fetes and other key fundraising events, the regular donations that you send have provided an even greater proportion of our income this year. They represent a crucial foundation for our support of the Eye Centre, whose workload has been as high as ever.
So on behalf of all the Eyes for East Africa Trustees, Helen and the team in Kwale, thank-you for your continued support. We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and happy Christmas (in whatever form it may take) and look forward to a more normal and less socially-distanced 2021. -Tom Parkinson, Chairman
Our fundraising efforts have of course taken a hit this year due to COVID-19. To ensure we can continue to provide sight saving treatment to those most in need, if you are in the position to support us please consider doing so. Use the contact form on this website to get in contact if you would like to give a regular monthly amount. Other ways to help are:
Click 'support us' on the menu above to give a donation or to buy something from our Eye Give shop!
We're all doing more online shopping these days, visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and you can raise donations for us as you shop online. It doesn't cost you a penny! Visit the website to learn about how it works.