Sight Aid International
Sight Aid International is a multifaceted charity that has been set up to help raise awareness
of vision issues, both locally and internationally. Since its inception in March 2010, Sight Aid International has
screened over 10,000 children and adults in some of the poorest areas of Kenya and Malawi and supplied glasses and
eye medicines to those who have required them.
Having worked in Nairobi on projects since 2009, in partnership with Kenya Medical Training College, Sight Aid International
has seen the direct impact that poor vision can have on some of society’s most vulnerable. Over many years and through multiple eye
screening projects, thousands of school children have benefited from a simple eye screening and had their lives
improved with the benefit of a pair of prescription glasses.
With a Nairobi based clinic opened full time in November 2013, and a second in Lilongwe, Malawi completed in September 2014
and with current projects in Ethiopia and future plans for Tanzania, Sight Aid International has continued to go from strength to strength.
In June 2015, Nairobi set up its own spectacle manufacturing laboratory, after a lens edging machine was donated by Birmingham Optical.
Nairobi now produces the prescription spectacles for all our African projects.