Making world-class eye care accessible in East Africa

Our core values




Our story

City Eye Hospital

Our mission is what drives us to do everything possible to expand the access and affordability of quality eye care.


We do this through our patient-centred approach, which combines ultra-modern facilities and highly trained staff to deliver comprehensive care in the most compassionate and welcoming environment.


Founded in 2015, City Eye Hospital is devoted to providing quality eye care to all patients. Our approach, therefore, blends a walk-in Main Hospital with an Appointment Clinic. Both are conveniently located in Nairobi, with the Main Hospital on Ngong Road and the Appointment Clinic at Upper Hill Medical Centre.



What to expect

  • Patient guidance: Our staff helps make your visit at either of our two facilities as hassle-free as possible, providing an environment that allows you to ask questions and seek clarification.
  • Expert care: We have highly trained and experienced eye surgeons, supported by an equally well-trained and dedicated staff.
  • Comprehensive care: We provide the full range of eye care to ensure we can meet you at your point of need, from general eye exams to complex eye surgeries. You do not have to worry about seeking out specialists. At City Eye Hospital, you will find the eye specialist you need.


Our Mission

To provide accessible and quality eye care.

Our Vision

To reduce needless blindness in the East African region.

Our Journey

A heritage of daring to design a better future for eye care in East Africa.


Upper Hill Eye and Laser Centre

Upper Hill Eye and Laser Centre (UHEAL), a state-of-the-art eye diagnostic centre equipped with an ultramodern eye theatre, opens its doors at 2nd floor, Upper Hill Medical Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.


City Eye Foundation

UHEAL, in conjunction with the World Diabetes Foundation, launches an eye foundation to provide early intervention measures to patients at risk of going blind due to the diabetic eye complications.


City Eye Hospital, Ngong Road

Our founding objective of making world-class eye care accessible to patients of all walks of life leads to the establishment of City Eye Hospital on Ngong Road, Nairobi, as an affiliate of UHEAL to serve the growing need for affordable and quality eye care.


KMTC Partnership

City Eye Hospital partners with the Kenya Medical Training College to provide training to optometry and ophthalmic nursing students in eye health.


UHEAL Acquisition

City Eye Hospital acquires UHEAL to provide the most comprehensive and extensive eye care to Kenyans of all backgrounds. The Upper Hill facility becomes our Appointment Clinic and our Ngong Road facility becomes our walk-in Main Hospital.


University of Nairobi Partnership

City Eye Hospital and the University of Nairobi partner to provide training to ophthalmology students at the institution.


Decade Celebration

As we celebrate a decade of providing first-class eye care to our patients and community, we soldier forward still as determined as ever to end preventable blindness in Kenya and the East African region.

Our Facilities

City Eye Foundation


Since our Foundation’s inception in 2010, we have executed a milestone-focused and innovative community outreach programme.The programme caters to the unmet eye care needs of economically disadvantaged patients and accelerates the execution of early intervention measures in marginalised communities.


We remain steadfast and driven by one single-minded goal: eradicating preventable blindness across East Africa.


While we will not rest until preventable blindness is eradicated in the region, we take pride in the impact of the early detection and sight restoration surgeries achieved through the City Eye Hospital Foundation.



  • 80,000+ persons screened through our community outreach drives.
  • 10% percentage of persons screened found to have mature cataract.
  • 4,000+ persons who have had their sight restored through our free cataract surgeries.
  • 6,000+ persons living with diabetes identified at risk of going blind from diabetic eye disease and provided for with the early intervention needed to counter this.
  • An ultra-modern, camera-based diabetic equipment (Fundus Camera) commissioned for effective diagnosis of diabetic eye disease at the community level.



Get Involved


Any amount you donate goes a long way in enabling us to conduct life-changing eye interventions and procedures through our community outreach programme.



You can support the City Eye Foundation to meet the cost of surgery.


Surgery sponsorship donations to City Eye Foundation can be sent through:


1.  CFC Stanbic Bank
     Upper Hill Branch
     Account Number 0100002932247


2.  M-Pesa Till Number: 639646


3.  This Donation Form on the website. 


Organisations and individuals are welcome to sponsor a community outreach eye camp.
If you are interested, please contact The Outreach Coordinator at


There are several ways you can get involved with volunteering at City Eye Hospital Foundation, so no matter where you are, you can make a difference.


(1) Become an event volunteer
Come and help us during our community outreach event days and support the people that pay us a visit. It is always an impactful day and you get to be part of a friendly, impactful team giving back to the community.
Sign up to be a volunteer
You can register your interest or ask any questions by contacting our volunteer officer at

(2) Become a social media volunteer
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Like, comment and share posts and help us spread awareness of our community outreach and the eye health information we share right from where you are.

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