Saudi Society of Optometry was founded in 12-04-1428, a scientific society in the field of optometry and vision science. The Saudi Society of Optometry is under the umbrella of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (Resolution No. 8/A/28).
The SSO has the vision of promoting the delivery of quality eye and vision care to Saudis through the practice of optometry and in providing continuous education and training services to the eye care professionals.
Saudi Association of Optometry
Invest on Members by
The honor and integrity of the optometric profession.
Measures designed to improve standards of eye care and the practice of optometry.
Support to aid programs directed at the provision of eye and vision care to the community in need.
The welfare and social standards and encourage the co-operation in the protection of their legal and ethical rights.
Ahmed Idris Tairi
MSc Optometry, President of the Saudi Society of Optometry, Professional Education Development associate in Johnson & Johnson vision ,KSA. Member of the consultant committee of the Optometry department, college of applied medical science, King Saud University.
PhD in (Clinical and structural changes in corneal pathology) from Cardiff university Jan 2006.
Director, Vision World Center - Abha
Optometrist consultant, sub-specialty (cornea and contact lens).
Member, international KCN academy, USA
Former, chair and present member, Saudi scientific committee, SCFHS, Riyadh.
Accredited permanent examiner for optometrists and ophthalmolgists, SCFHS.
Over 20 years experienced in clinical optometry with interest in KCN and contact lens.
Published several scientific paper in the field of optometry.
Participated and attended more than 40 conferences and meeting.
Waleed Ahmad N Althwini
Obtained the degree of Doctor of Optometry from Qassim University in 2016, was collaborator as a member of the faculty of Qassim University, a graduate student in the master’s degree.
Muhanad Mohammed Bis Saeed
Bsc of Optometry and vision science 2012 (king saud university)
Optometrist at global group (specialized medical center hospital)
Part time lecturer at king saud university
Saleh H Aljarudi
2014: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Clinical Optometry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
2007: Master in Clinical Optometry from Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, USA.
1994: Bachelor Degree of Optometry from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Consultant optometrist and Continual education coordinator of optometry department, Dhahran eye specialist hospital (DESH).
Council member, Saudi Association of Optometry and Visual Science; 1st & 4th rotations.
Member of the optometry committee, Saudi Food and drug association.
National Coordinator of the Eastern province of the prevention of blindness and eye health - ministry of health
Dr.Yahya Mohammad Abuhaider
National Coordinator for Prevention of Blindness
Supervisor of the eye Health Program at the Ministry of Health
Representative of the Ministry of Health in the National Committee for Prevention of Blindness
Bander G. AL-Aseeri
BSc and MSc in optometry and vision sciences , vast experience in primary health care , interested in public health and occupational safety
Hanan Khalid Mofty
Lecturer assistant at King Saud University 2012
Master in Investigative ophthalmology and vision science from University of manchester 2016
Bachelor degree in Optometry and vision science from King Saud Univeristy-2011
Dr. Bassima Aldelaiga
received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry, in Boston. Dr. Aldelaigan then did a one-year of sub-specialty in cornea and contact lenses residency at the Michigan College of Optometry in Michigan, Dr. Aldelaigan has the American board certification, and licensed to work in the state of Michigan.
Dr. Waleed M. Alghamdi
Assistant professor and Head of the Department –
Department of Optometry & Vision Science , AMS, Qassim University
Board member and Head of the Scientific committee –
The Saudi Society of Optometry (SSO)
Consultant,National prevention of blindness program – Ministry of Health
Member the International Advisory Board, Clinical and Experimental Optometry Journal, the official journal of Optometry Australia, the New Zealand Association of Optometrists
Examiner, Saudi Commission Health for health Specialties and for King Saud University Ophthalmology Board Examination