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Founded in 2010 by South African ophthalmologists, Dr Andrew Boliter and Dr Stephen Cook of The Eye Centre, the African Eye Foundation facilitates the provision of humanitarian eye care to the Eastern Cape's underserved.

The African Eye Foundation also plays a vital role in ophthalmology training for registrars and medical officers at provincial hospitals. Exposure to world best practice clinical and surgical technology is not available in State Hospitals, but is provided at The Eye Centre at its East London Eye Hospital.

Restored eyesight restores hope

Against a backdrop of unequal access to quality health care, where many years of under-investment in state health facilities has led to a situation where there is a lack of staff, equipment and supplies, the African Eye Foundation aims to improve the level of eye care in the Eastern Cape.

Without generous funding, thousands who would otherwise not receive treatment will go blind. The unnecessary suffering can be avoided. With your assistance the African Eye Foundation can continue to offer much needed services to those who need it the most.


In order to achieve its objectives, the African Eye Foundation is conducting fundraising both locally and abroad. All funds raised will be invested in eye screening, sight-restoring eye surgeries and training.

Make a donation

Donations can be made by Electronic Funds Transfer, credit card payment or cheque.

Make a bequest

A bequest is a wonderful way of contributing. When remembering the African Eye Foundation in a will, donors have the option of drafting a new will or adding a codicil to an existing will.

(The African Eye Foundation is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation which means that all individuals, trusts, companies and cc's registered as taxpayers in South Africa may claim the amount of their donation against their taxable income. Donors should however seek tax advice prior to the payment of a substantial donation in order to ensure the tax efficiency thereof.)

Thank you for your generosity in assisting the African Eye Foundation to restore dignity and create the possibility of quality of life.