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King Saud University celebrated the graduation of the 56th and 57th batches of female graduates (Classes of 1441 and 1442) under the patronage of Her Highness Princess Nora bint Mohammad Al Saud, Wi
Morning of Wednesday April 14th, 2021, On behalf of HE President of King Saud University (KSU) and under patronage of Prof.
In continuation of the existing cooperation between the College of Engineering at King Saud University and public and private bodies concerning training students and providing engineering consultancy
Excellence, leadership and innovation in the field of optometry and vision sciences.more
“The Department of Optometry aims at graduating specialists with Optometry Doctor degree which qualiﬁes the graduates to practice professionally in the field of optometry and provide primary eye care in addition to the contribution to scientific research and community service to the expectation of cmore
Goal 1 To graduate optometrists with optometry doctor degree who are competent and able to provide primary eye care services that are comparable to the best international standards in optometry. Goal 2 Conduct research using evidence-based method that contribute to the scientifmore
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.