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Eye-Care Hospitals Guide in Kenya

Taking care of your eye health is vital throughout your life. This guide will enable you to prioritize your eye health and connect you to qualified health professionals including eye care professionals in Kenya.

The following link provides access to 7,217 eye care facilities across the country. The hospitals may not primarily be eye care facilities but but some of them will have eye specialists operating within them.

Click here to access the directory


The directory which is from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) contains information on levels 2 to 5 hospitals. 

How to Use the Directory

Since the directory has a large number of entries, it may be tedious searching for a facility but to simplify the search process, one can:

  • Search by county name, for example, “Tharaka Nithi” will bring up all the facilities in that county. 

  • Search by name, if you know the name of the facility or 

  • Search by the facility’s registration number. 

Why is this Directory Important?

  • A wide variety of options: this directory is comprehensive and provides easy access to a wide range of eye care providers in all the counties across Kenya, including ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. Find one near you and schedule an appointment that suits your needs.

  • Early detection: With knowledge of eye care professionals within your reach, you can now prioritize regular eye exams to detect eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy at their earliest stages, allowing for prompt treatment and better outcomes.

  • Protect your eye future: preventive eye care can help safeguard your vision from preventable conditions and age-related macular degeneration.

Consulting a General Practitioner First

For people who may not know what the issue they are experiencing is, it is advisable to first visit a general practitioner first before consulting an eye specialist directly. This is important because your condition may be minor and can be attended to by the practitioner making it cost-effective. 

If your condition is serious, the general practitioner can then refer you to a specialist. 

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Article by: Emomeri Maryanne


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