Charity

Peter Marson is the founder of the charity SeeKenya which works to reduce blindness and provide specialist eye care services to the poorest communities in Kenya.

Over three million people in Kenya are classified as blind, simply because they do not have access to prescription glasses. There are also around 10,000 children who are blind - many of whom could have been treated with simple, preventative eye drops which cost pennies to buy.

Charity beginnings

In 2010 Peter and his wife Rachel visited Kenya. They were deeply affected by the lack of access to eye care they witnessed and Peter decided he wanted to use his skills as an optometrist to help.

In May 2013 SeeKenya became a registered charity.

Through SeeKenya Peter leads teams of volunteers to set up eye-care clinics in areas of need to provide education about avoidable blindness, treatment, eye tests and free glasses.

To find out more about SeeKenya, or to make a donation to help support the work, visit the SeeKenya website