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The Lions Medical Eye & Laser Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, providing treatment for a wide range of eye ailments and visual impairments. It is also a training institute for ophthalmology and cataract surgery for Clinical Officers, as recognised by the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) of the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

The Centre uses all its profits for charitable purposes in order to fulfill the objectives set by the Lions movement (see the Outreach Programmes and News pages).

The project is governed by the Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani, and run by a TEAM of medical professionals.


Members of Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani started “Lions Eye and Blood Center” in 1995, the first Lions Eye Hospital in Lions District 411. With support from philanthropists Late Yusuf Mamujee and Late Dr. Kanubhai Babla and many other donors and well wishers, that institution expanded over the years and has now become the Lions Medical Center - which not only provides services related to eyes (as described on this website), but also includes dental services, Ear, Nose & Throat [ENT] services, pathology laboratory and pharmacy.

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Lions Clubs International is an international non-political service organisation established in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by a former insurance agent called Melvin Jones. It is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Its mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

The Lions Medical Eye & Laser Centre in Mombasa is one of 1,292 Lions Club eye centres and training institutions worldwide. Its aim is to implement SightFirst, one of Lions Clubs International’s most notable programmes, whose goal is to fight the major causes of preventable and reversible blindness and provide services to people who are blind or have a visual impairment.