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The Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) at King Saud University organized the third session of Science 20 (S20) webinar on “Digital Revolution: Navigating Critical Transitions” on 31
Prince Sultan College for Emergency Medical Services at KSU add an international academic accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs "CAAHEP" has announced the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz College for Emergency Medical Services - King Saud University achiving an int
Leadership, excellence in teaching, research and community service in the field of optometry and Vision Sciences.more
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 preventivmore
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: Tomore
About the department
The Optometry Department at the College of Applied Medical Sciences is the only department in the Gulf region and the Middle East that graduates optometrists who are able to deal with the eye in an integrated manner, from examining eyesight and diagnosing pathological conditions and transferring them to the appropriate clinic. Scientific studies of the problem of blindness have proven that refractive errors (such as myopia, farsightedness and deviation) constitute one of the most important causes of blindness in the world. These refractive errors and other eye diseases can be combated and eliminated or reduced if there are persons qualified to work as optometrists on this basis. From this point of view, the Department of Optometry in the College of Applied Medical Sciences teaches and trains students to learn about vision problems and eye diseases and how to treat them, so that they are qualified to work as optometrists. The study plan of the department is concerned with early diagnosis and treatment of vision problems and common eye diseases through theoretical and practical lectures, which include
• Eye and vision examination
• Prescribing eyeglasses, contact lenses for various medical conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, keratoconus.
• Diagnosis and treatment of strabismus.
- Early detection and diagnosis of common eye diseases
• Prescribing visual aids for patients with severe vision impairment
It also requires the student, after completing all courses in the study plan, to conduct clinical training for a full year in eye clinics in several government hospitals to apply all clinical skills in specialization and benefit from the experience of practitioners, whether in the field of ophthalmology and optometry.