Medical Volunteers


The Lighthouse for Christ Eye Center and Mission has a long tradition of providing world-class eye care to the many thousands of patients who enter the front door each year. In order to provide our patients with the best possible care, we count on visiting volunteer doctors to come and teach our Kenyan national doctors new techniques, medical treatments, and technology. Our Kenyan national doctors are well-trained and highly skilled, but they are not always afforded the many educational opportunities experienced by doctors outside of Kenya. Subspecialty volunteers in Cornea, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics and Retina can provide our doctors with new skills that can be put to use immediately. The general ophthalmologist, optometrist, nurse, and technician can all find their skills highly utilized and appreciated during their stay at the Lighthouse Mission.

Most of our volunteers come to Mombasa for one or two weeks. There are opportunities to assist our staff and national doctors in the clinic, in the operating theater, and on outreach rural eye camps. We have very nice accommodations on our mission compound and we encourage volunteers to bring their families. Many of our medical volunteers will remain in Kenya after their time at the mission to go on Safari at the nearby Masai Mara game preserve. Prior to their trip, we encourage all of our volunteers to speak with one of our experienced volunteer doctors via phone to gain valuable information on what to expect while in Mombasa. We look forward to having your join us in our mission to “heal physical and spiritual blindness on the East Coast of Africa.” You will be blessed.

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Information for Visiting Doctors from Experienced Doctors

Provided here are a few resources for those about to visit or thinking about visiting our mission in Kenya from volunteers with experience.

Helpful Advice for Doctors Visiting Kenya From C. Bradley Bowman, M.D.

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lawrence e kenney md

Director of Volunteers

Our stateside Director of Volunteers is Dr. Larry Kenney, an ophthalmologist at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Please feel free to contact him with any questions.

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