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Dr. Phys. Aiga Švede

Department of Optometry and Vision Science

Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

University of Latvia

The University of Latvia is the oldest institution in the Baltic countries and the only university that confers academic and professional degrees in optometry. Optometry study programs in the University of Latvia were introduced in 1992 in the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. However, an independent Department of Optometry and Vision science was founded in 1996. Since 1998, the studies of optometry are organized in three levels – Bachelor, Master (professional and academic), and Doctoral studies – and have positive experience with international groups (from Italy, Sweden, and Estonia) both in Bachelor and Master study programs organizing the studies not only in Latvian, but also in English and Russian. Both students and researchers of the department are involved in different studies with main research fields in eye movements, accommodation and vergence studies, colour vision, binocular vision and stereovision, visual perception, visual blur, child vision development and screening possibilities, physiological and adaptive optics, and cognitive science.


Prof. habil. dr. Aleksandr Bulatov

Head of Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Vision

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences,

Institute of Biological Systems and Genetics Research

Kaunas, Lithuania

In the Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Vision, the studies of visual perception have been developed over 50 years. The Laboratory's scientists have analyzed the structure and principles of functioning of the receptive fields of separate neurons as well as their networks at different levels of the visual system; explored the effects of color constancy; investigated the regularities of the visual field anisotropy. During the recent 20 years, the Laboratory's scientists concentrated mainly on issues concerning the peculiarities of the visual perception of size, shape, orthogonality, and curvature. The important part of the current scientific activity is mathematical modeling of the geometrical illusions of extent, with aim to understand neural mechanisms of the visual object localization.


Prof. Jüri Allik

Head of Department of Experimental Psychology

University of Tartu

Tartu, Estonia

Since reopening of University of Tartu in 1802, psychology is taught without significant interruptions as an independent subject. The main studies are related to human perception and behaviour including vision, automatic change detection (i.e., mismatch negativity, lead by professor Risto Näätänen) in audition and vision, affective perception and its relations to personality, behavioural impulsivity, cognitive abilities etc. with psychophysical and psychophysiological (e.g., EEG and fNIRS) methods. In the Institute of Psychology, scientists from the department teach experimental psychology and its methodology, cognitive psychology and related disciplines. The department is characterized as being creative, dynamic, open to ideas, and very collaborative.


Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Jaschinski

Head of the research group „Individual Visual Performance”

The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo)

Dortmund, Germany

The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) investigates potentials and risks of modern work on the basis of behavioural and life sciences. The results lead to principles of beneficial and healthy design of the working environment. The IfADo is a cross-disciplinary institute for integrated applied and basic research related to occupational health and human performance. Its research groups combine different academic subjects such as ergonomics, psychology, toxicology, and occupational medicine/biology. This spectrum of scientific competences is a unique feature of the IfADo. The research group „Individual Visual Performance” had many research topics evaluating (1) finding new solution for visual and musculo-skeletal complaints of presbyopes working at the computer by combining ergonomic and optometric knowledge and research; (2) examining vergence movements using nonius lines and video eye-tracking methods; (3) evaluating binocular coordination in reading and in visual strain.




 Organizing staff

Prof. Gunta KrūmiņaDr.phys., Head of the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Optometrist, senior researcherInfrastructure
Dr.Phys. Sergejs FominsDocent, senior researcherWebpage, technical support
Dr.Phys. Kaiva JuraševskaOptometrist, lecturerTravel assistance, design, coordinator of volunteers
Dr.Phys. Ieva TimroteOptometrist, assistantVisa assistance, social events
MSc. Renārs TrukšaOptometrist, PhD studentVideoconference, technical support
MSc. Karola PankeOptometrist, PhD studentDesign, decoration, poster session coordinator
MSc. Ilze LaicāneOptometrist, PhD studentAccommodation assistance, catering, Doctoral school coordination