Saudi Society of Optometry was founded in 2007, 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.
To improve the profession of optometry in Saudi Arabia by enhancing eye health and vision care through education, professional advancement, and community awareness
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.
Dr. Waleed M. Alghamdi
I am an Associate professor, consultant, and the former head of the optometry department at Qassim University. I also serve as the current head of the scientific committee of the Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry, and a visiting research fellow at University of New South Wales. I obtained my BSc in Optometry from King Saud University, and a Masters and a PhD in Optometry from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. My research interests mainly focus on Contact lens, Dry eye disease and Community eye health. I also serve in a several committees and foundations concerning eye head and blindness prevention.
Ahmed Idris Tairi
MSc Optometry, President of the Saudi Society of Optometry (SSO) 2018-2022 ,President of the East Mediterranean Council of Optometry (EMCO), 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.
Assistant professor, Department of Optometry – King Saud University.
Graduated with a bachelor degree in Optometry from King Saud University in 2008. In 2013, graduated with Master’s degree in Vision Science, then in 2018 graduated with PhD in Vision Science from School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada.
In 2021, I became a fellow for American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
I am interested in field of binocular vision disorders and visual neuroscience
Assistant professor, Head of Optometry department at Jeddah University
Consultant optometrist – specialized in myopia control
Master – UNSW
PhD - UKM
Dr.Khaled Saad AlZahrani
Consultant and Head of Optometry Department at King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital ,Jeddah
PhD in clinical Optometry ,Universty of Manchester
- BSc in optometry doctor programs (OD) from King Saud University with the honour degree 2018.
- MSc in optometry science from King Saud University 2021.
- Experienced in clinical optometry for 3 years.
- Founding member of the voluntary groups of the Saudi Society of Optometry.
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
Reem Saleh Aljudayi
Bachelor degree in Optometry Doctor program-King Saud Univeristy-2016.
Interested in volunteering and community Service.
Hanan Khalid Mofty
Lecturer assistant at King Saud University since 2012
Master in Investigative ophthalmology and vision science -The University of Manchester (2016)
Bachelor degree in Optometry and vision science -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.
Abdullah Mubarak Alnujaym
Bachelor Degree from King Saud University. interested in volunteer work and community Service.