Vision and Mission



Leadership, excellence in teaching, research and community service in the field of optometry and Vision Sciences.



To produce well-educated graduates in Optometry and Vision Sciences, whom in collaboration with the government, industry and the wider community will contribute to primary eye care, vision research, and community outreach programs, with the aim of improving primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive eye care in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



  • Teaching: The Department aims to be recognized as an excellent department in teaching.
  • Patient care: To train sufficient numbers of students who will be able to provide efficient, cost-effective and goals-oriented vision care tailored to the specific needs of individual patients.
  • Research: To build a culture of clinical and basic research in Optometry and Vision Sciences, with a view to creating a center of research excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the wider Middle East.
  • Facilities: To have state-of-the-art facilities, training programs, and paradigms, which create an integrative approach to education, research, training, and service delivery.