Eye Care

NOOR – National Organisation for Ophthalmic Rehabilitation

In 2012, the NOOR Programme provided eye-care to over 167,000 patients in Afghanistan. The NOOR Eye Care Programme began in 1966, with the goal of providing high-quality and affordable eye care to the people of Afghanistan.

For over fifty years, NOOR has partnered with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Government of Afghanistan, to support eye care facilities throughout the country and to provide eye care training for professionals.

We operate three referral hospitals: the NOOR Eye Care Training Centre (NETC) in Kabul, Mazar Ophthalmic Centre (MOC), and Kandahar NOOR Eye Hospital.

Additionally, NOOR provides logistical support and financial oversight to the Ministry of Public Health’s Central Polyclinic in Kabul and Herat Ophthalmic Centre. These two referral hospitals were founded by NOOR, and we continue an on-going relationship with them as they operate under IAM NOOR protocols.

Kandahar NOOR Eye Hospital (KNEH) is a 14-bed hospital providing eye care to southern Afghanistan.

Mazar Ophthalmic Centre (MOC) is a NOOR operated eye training hospital.

Posts about Eye Care 5

The International Afghanistan Mission’s NOOR Eye Care Program provides provides the majority of eye care in the country. “NOOR” means light in Persian, and it reflects our goal of bringing […]

An elderly man traveled all the way from Bamiyan province to NOOR to have his eyes examined.  His eyesight had been poor for many years, and he needed an assistant […]

NOOR Eye Hospitals have been highlighted as a model example for cost recovery in development work. The article highlights how NOOR has demonstrated it is an achievable and workable goal. […]

Traveling from Badakshan to Kabul is a long arduous journey, up over the Hindu Kush Mountains along, the Salang Pass, where at the height of the road you reach almost […]

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) announced that Tom Little has been poshumously awarded the AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry. The announcement came at the AAO 2011 […]