COMMUNITY EYE CARE
The Sight For Kids
The Sight for Kids Program was launched in August 2014. This program targets rural schools around the country that have no access to eye health care. Our very dedicated team trains teachers on how to look out for any eye problems in the children as well as assist in a basic screen. Our team screens all children. Any medication and spectacles required are prescribed at no cost. Any further diagnosis and treatment is carried out at the hospital at no charge.
Despite the magnitude of the problem of cataract blindness in Kenya, only a small percentage of the people needing cataract surgery actually seek treatment. Poverty levels, especially in rural Kenya, is the main reason why most of the patients do not seek treatment or would seek treatment when it is too late and their sight cannot be saved or restored.
About LSEH Community Eye Care
The hospital program started in 1997 with two camps.Over the years the hospital has reached out to more and more needy people. The program now covers a radius of 250 KMs from Nairobi and brings in over 5000 patients for free surgeries every year. The areas covered include Runyenjes, Murang’a, Muriranja, Sultan, Tawa, Kangundo, Kerugoya, Nunguni, Matiri, Mwea, Kandara, Kitui, Matuu, Kiserian, Naivasha, Njambini, Marigat and Rumuruti.