Optometry Section Riyadh


The purpose of this internship-training program is to prepare, educate and train optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism; and to provide a multidisciplinary environment that encourages scholarly activity, service, and lifelong learning.



• Understand the measurement technique for an individual's eye-related refractive error to determine the proper prescription of eyeglasses for children and adults.
• Demonstrate knowledge of fitting, evaluating, prescribing, and distributing different types of contact lenses.
• Observe the psychological and social rehabilitation of visually impaired people using visual aids.
• Apply optometry skills such as slit lamp examination and tonometry during diagnostic procedures.



• Four (4) months (for female interns)
• Six (6) months (for male interns)


Acceptance Criteria:

• Internship request letter from the intern’s sponsor
• A Saudi national or born to a Saudi mother 
• A GPA of 3.75 out of 5 and above
• Completed 10 Semesters of Optometry Doctor Program
• Pass the interview
• Others (will accept 2nd or 3rd rotation only)



• Medical coverage as per hospital policy
• Certificate of completion


Things to know before applying:

• Submitting your application does not guarantee acceptance to the internship
• Applications must be submitted at least (2) two months prior to the starting date
• Training seats are limited and based on availability
• Verifying the accuracy of documents and information submitted is your responsibility
• Please note that inaccurate information or missing documents will result in your application being rejected

For more details on how to apply, please click here.

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