This qualitative study using focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews (IDIs) was part of a project aimed at strengthening eye health services and improving the demand and supply of eye care. The project set out to train community health workers, develop referral pathways and strengthen partnerships for service delivery. Briefly, the training was delivered in each district in two stages. The first stage focused on the skills of 124 lady health worker supervisors, as master trainers in eye care programming. This training of trainers’ workshop was delivered over three days by a community ophthalmologist contracted by the project, with the support of officials from the relevant government departments in each district. At the second stage, one-day training sessions comprising 20–25 LHWs were delivered by the trained LHSs to a total of 3009 LHWs across the four project focus districts.