Eye Care

NOOR – National Organisation for Ophthalmic Rehabilitation operates three referral hospitals in Kabul, Mazar, and Kandahar. NOOR began in 1966 and have built up their facilities to provide eye care to over 167,000 Afghans per year.

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 […]