Kwale District Eye Centre


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The Kwale District Eye Centre Shop has been set up as a revenue stream where all of the proceeds go to support the Eye Centre. The shop is full of exciting gift items, t-shirts as well as a few kindly donated items for sale.

The Kwale District Eye Centre is a charitable organisation. Patients pay only an affordable contribution towards their care - as seen in the costs section. The aim of the centre is to provide affordable, accessible eye care to combat the totally unnecessary rate of blindness in a very poor rural area the size of Wales in the UK.

The centre was set up by Dr Helen Roberts MBE, a UK qualified ophthalmologist married to a Kenyan citizen. Dr Roberts (MBChB, MRCOphth, FRCOphth) was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK in 1991. She was awarded an MBE in the July 2001 Honours list in recognition of her pioneering work saving sight in Kenya. Before KDEC was built there was nowhere in the large district with a population of 500,000, where a patient could access an ophthalmologist.

Starting from a one room clinic KDEC now has a well equipped air conditioned operating theatre and an inpatient hostel for post operative care. Dr Roberts is supported by a team of locally qualified, trained staff who report to a committee of 14 members representing the local community and local government.

Contact details

+254 (0) 40330 0118

+254 (0) 722 785996

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Opening times

8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9.00am -5.00pm
Sun: Closed

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