Practicing Optometrists in Kenya

Our Core Mandate

To protect, support and represent our members throughout their careers

Our Vision

Strengthening and empowering vision care to conform to world standards


Optometrists Registered with OAK

The Optometrists Asssociation of Kenya maintains a list of certified optometrists within the country. These are Optometrists who have either attained a Diploma or Degree in Optometric Sciences from a recognized institution within or outside the country.
OAK has a vast membership composed of an executive committee and other registered members of the association. The Executive committee steers all the association's activities.
Are you a Kenyan Optometrist working in or outside the country? If yes then this is the place to be. To have your services known, your rights defended and your title represented, you need to join the association

Optometrists Association of Kenya (OAK) was established on 15th February 2011, Registration certificate NO. 33720, and is registered under the Republic of Kenya Societies Act (Cap 108) and SOC/59338.

Approved Institutions Offering Optometry Courses in Kenya include:

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) is an ISO certified and currently only accredited University in Kenya offering Optometry and Vision Science at Degree level and now Masters in Optometry program already being offered. Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science (B.Optom) is a 5 year program that involves rigorous training leading to a Doctor of Optometry Degree.
Holders of Diploma in Optometry from a recognized institution can now upgrade to degree program.
For more information, check on this link: The MMUST Website

Kenya Medical Training College- Nairobi

The Kenya Medical Training College- Nairobi Campus is the only ISO- Certified institution offering Diploma Programs in Optometry
For more information, check on this link: KMTC Website

Latest News and Events

The Optometry Bill

Nishi, Daniel, Moses and Saul at Parliament Building on 27/11/2018 presenting our Bill ans SOS to the Parliamentary Health Committee


Members of the Electoral commission perform the tallying process during the Nov 2018 AGM at Bilmass Hotel. The results of […]

Consultative Meeting

Members of the Committee hold a consultative meeting at Bilmass Hotel to discuss on how to align the Association with […]

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Our Partners

Africa Council of Optometry (AFCO)

AFCO was inaugurated in 1998 at Abuja, Nigeria.This move was initiated by the World Council of Optometry to foster regional representation at WCO.

For more on AFCO check out on Africa Council of Optometry Website

World Council of Optometry (WCO)

WCO is an international optometry organization representing 250,000 optometrists. It’s the worldwide organization for optometry profession

For more on WCO check out on Word Council of Optometry Website