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Between March 2014 and September 2018, Operation Eyesight Universal (OEU) implemented the Seeing is Believing Phase V Project (SiB V), which was also referred to as the Rift Valley Region Prevention of Blindness Project, with financial support from the Seeing is Believing programme of Standard Chartered Bank. SiB V was a 4-year project with an allowance of a six months Non-Cost Extension Period from April to September 2018. The program was intended to generate a model of best practices guided by the 3 Vision 2020 pillars with which to advocate to the Ministry of Health, local county government and other key stakeholders. The implementing partners were Ministry of Health, OEU and County Departments of Health of Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Narok, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu and Nandi. The objectives of the project were to avail quality and sustainable eye care services in the project area; strengthen capacity of primary, secondary and tertiary level facilities to provide quality eye care services; and integrate primary eye care into Public Health Care (PHC) system by establishing a strong Primary Eye Care network in the Rift Valley Region. Project activities included strengthening eye health teams by training additional ophthalmic workers, improvement of infrastructure to ensure that eye units are well equipped to meet eye health needs and implementation of strategies for control of avoidable blindness. It was envisaged that the project will build capacity of the eye units to provide quality and sustainable services which will continue after withdrawal of the donor support. The overall objective of this evaluation was to assess the extent to which the project goal, outcomes, objectives and outputs had been met.