Let’s save you a lot of time by bringing to the fore, a list of commonly asked questions at Limone Medical Centre and the correct answers to them.

Usual questions
from our patients

Have you ever asked yourself when LMC came to be, or where the name Limone came from? Worry not. We’ve got you covered with these FAQs.

  • What does the name Limone Mean?
  • Who founded Limone Medical Centre?
  • What services are offered at Limone Medical Centre?
  • Do you have an operating theatre?
  • Do you have Dental care and Eye care services?
  • How can I book an examination?
What does the name Limone Mean?

Daniel Comboni was born on 15 March 1831 at Limone sul Garda, then a village in the north-east of Italy, on the Lake Garda.

The name “Limone” comes from the lemons grown in the area. Daniel grew up in this simple and poor surroundings, where he attended two years of primary school.

Who founded Limone Medical Centre?

Limone Medical Centre, is founded and run by the Comboni Missionaries. It was officially opened on Friday, February 7, .

The facility was opened by Fr. Tesfaye Tadesse, the Superior General of the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) from Rome, Italy accompanied by his Councillor Fr. Peter.

In attendance was Fr. Achilles Kiwanuka, the superior General of Comboni Missionaries in Uganda, Fr. Anthony Kibira Kimbowa; Parish Priest Mbuya Parish, Fr. John Bosco Mubangizi , different Comboni priests, religious sisters, lay people and Christians from Mbuya Parish.

What services are offered at Limone Medical Centre?

Limone Medical Centre offers an ever expanding list of services. These include:

  • General Consultation
  • Specialist Consultation
  • Routine Physical Examination
  • Vaccines (Tetanus, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B)
  • Surgical Care
  • Bed rest (Patient Day care)
  • Patient admissions
  • Maternal & Child Health care (Antenatal Care, Deliveries, Childhood Immunisation, etc.)
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • HIV Counselling & Testing
Do you have an operating theatre?

Yes. Limone Medical Centre boasts a world class operating theatre to guarantee the safety of all surgical procedures performed on our patients.

Do you have Dental care and Eye care services?

Currently, not yet. We our working to ensure that we introduce these services in a way that guarantees the quality of these services to you.

We will be updating our clients on our progress on this front.

How can I book an examination?

book an appointment at a time of your convenience, with a doctor of your choosing through one of our dedicated scheduling portals:

  1. Online Booking through your LMC Client Account (Only for registered clients. Details obtainable at the front desk).
  2. Online Booking through our website’s Appointment page.
  3. By calling in to the Front desk on 0393243396
  4. Simply walking in and scheduling an appointment at the front desk.

Your appointment request will be placed with the doctor you intend to visit and you will get a confirmation by way of your LMC Client Account, e-mail or by phone call.

You will be called in on the day of your appointment to once again remind you of your scheduled appointment.

Get in touch

Come and visit our premises or simply send us an email anytime you want.


Plot 94/23 Ismael Road,
Mbuya, Nakawa Division – Kampala

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Frequentlyasked questions

Quickly find out more through our F.A.Q page so you don’t have to wait for a response

  • What are Vision Screenings?
  • Are children’s vision screenings helpful?
  • Passing a vision screening
  • Do adults need more frequent eye exams?
What are Vision Screenings?

Vision screenings are not comprehensive eye exams. Screenings usually take only a few minutes and are often performed by volunteers who are not eye care professionals.

In many cases, vision screenings are nothing more than a visual acuity test where you’re asked to identify the smallest letters you can on a vision chart across the room.

Vision screenings typically are designed to only detect subnormal visual acuity and major vision problems — as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. They generally are ineffective for detecting more subtle vision problems and potentially sight-robbing eye diseases.

People who fail a vision screening (usually because their visual acuity is worse than 20/40) are made aware of this and are encouraged to visit an eye doctor so they can have their vision problem professionally diagnosed and treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.

Are children’s vision screenings helpful?

Good vision is essential for children to reach their full academic potential. It’s been widely stated that roughly 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually, and vision problems can have a profound effect on learning.

According to the American Optometric Association, an estimated 20 percent of preschool children have vision problems. Other research shows that 24 percent of adolescents with correctable refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism) don’t have their vision fully corrected with up-to-date prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Passing a vision screening

Even if your child passes a school vision screening, it doesn’t guarantee he or she has perfect vision or has all the required visual skills needed for optimum performance in the classroom.

In fact, a number of studies have identified significant challenges and shortcomings of children’s vision screenings, including:

  • Children with significant learning-related vision problems being able to pass simple school vision screenings
  • Poor consistency of screening results among different volunteers conducting the testing
  • Parents being unaware their child failed a vision screening
  • Lack of follow-up to make sure children who fail screening actually have an eye exam
  • Also, poor standardization of vision screening standards among different states and lack of reporting requirements make it impossible to adequately evaluate the effectiveness of school vision screenings.
Do adults need more frequent eye exams?

On the other end of the age spectrum, many older Americans often forgo routine eye exams and falsely believe that free vision screenings offer adequate monitoring and protection of their eyesight.

This is extremely dangerous, since the most common causes of blindness — glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration — increase with age. Vision loss often can be prevented or reduced if these conditions are diagnosed and treated early. But the only way this can be done is to have routine comprehensive eye exams.

Don’t take chances with your eyesight as you get older. It may be sufficient to have a comprehensive eye exam every two years in your early adult life. But if you’re over age 60, have an annual eye exam to preserve your vision and make sure you are seeing the world as clearly as possible.

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