The hospital was founded in July 1997. It is a comprehensive eye care facility with the main hospital located in Loresho, Nairobi county. LSEH focuses on economically disadvantaged groups of society in rural and urban areas extending its services its services to them through community outreach programmes. It has served over 2 million people with 70% of the services provided for free of cost to the patients. It has also held over 4000 eye screening camps and conducted over 86325 free sight restoration cataract surgeries. SSDS identifies LSEH as a deserving beneficiary and generously donated the Lions Hospital for Cataract Surgeries in 2015.