The Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS) was founded on 2 Muharram 1406H, corresponding to 16th September 1985. Since its establishment as one of the first Saudi Scientific Medical society, ophthalmologists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries have greatly benefited. Under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Crown Prince and Honorary President of SOS HRH Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, it continues to strive to achieve its future goals. This is in accordance with the governmentâ€™s mandate to raise the scientific standards of ophthalmology personnel, as well as the quality of the eye care services. The mission of the SOS is to assure the provision of optimal eye care by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and providing services to support its members in practice. SOS advances vision health through the work of its board members, governmental organizations, national and international councils and committees, as well as ties with eye care organizations.