The objects of the Society shall be the cultivation and promotion of the study and practice of ophthalmic sciences research and man power development with a view to render service to the community and promote social contact amongst ophthalmologists by:

1. Organizing conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, refresher courses etc for promotion and mutual exchange of knowledge.

2. Instituting awards, orations, prizes, fellowships studentships and research grants.

3. Promoting, teaching , training and continuing education in ophthalmology by establishing and maintaining reference library, publishing journals and proceedings of the Society and other such material.

4. Promoting clinical, experimental, community and operational research in ophthalmology.

5. Organizing exhibition of machinery, implements, tools, appliances etc pertaining to ophthalmology with a view to encourage and improve the manufacture of such instruments and appliances in India and also to promote and advise quality control in the manufacture of aforesaid instruments and appliances.

6. Encouraging formation and affiliation of city/district ophthalmic societies.

7. To establish links with other ophthalmic societies in India and elsewhere and co-operating with other medical associations.

8. Promotion of social contact and creation of goodwill amongst the ophthalmologist.

9. Ensuring ethical practice and professional conduct of its members as laid down by the Society from time to time.

10. Advising on legislation affecting ophthalmic practice and science of ophthalmology.

11. Maintaining liaison with Central and State Governments and various appropriate bodies regarding matters concerning teaching and practice of ophthalmology and rationalization ophthalmic fitness and standards for various jobs.

12. Raising finances through subscription, contributions, donations from members and non-members and creating special funds to run the activities of the society.

13. Develop academic and scientific research fund and activities.

14. Acquiring and disposing movable and immovable property and assets by purchasing, constructing, altering, maintaining, selling or mortgaging properties that may be necessary for the aforesaid objectives.

15. Framing bye-laws, and to amend, add, alter or delete the same.

16. Undertake health education to prevent visual impairment and control blindness.

17. The benefits of the Society shall be open to all irrespective of caste creed or religion.

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