Is reduce the burden of having loss of eyesight in poor rural areas through treatments ranging from eye tests and the dispensing of corrective glasses, to surgery for sufferers of cataracts and glaucoma.
Eye diseases are devastating in East Africa and have not been fully addressed by the global ophthalmology community. The key issue is the lack of a affordable and accessible eye care treatment.
The Kwale District Eye Centre Organization aims to provide affordable, accessible eye care to combat the totally unnecessary rate of blindness in a their area. Patients pay only an affordable contribution towards their care and no patient is ever refused treatment. Donations such as those from the Jaffer Foundation are required, particularly to allow poor patients to undergo surgical procedures.