Aiga Svede is an optometrist from Riga, Latvia. She graduated University of Latvia – Bachelor in Optometry in 1998, Master in Optometry in 2001, and professional degree in Optometry in 2006. Now she works as a docent in University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Department of Optometry and Vision Science. She is a director of the Professional Master Study program “Optometry” (since 2015), vice-chairman of the council of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics (since 2015). Since 2014, she is also an expert in Latvian Academy of Science in medical physics (vision science). She keeps her professional experience by working as an optometrist. She has long time experience not only in optometry, but also in orthoptics, starting her working career in 1996 in Children’s clinical university hospital, Children’s Eye Diseases clinic. Since that, her main topics of interest are binocular vision and children’s vision. She was involved in three large projects considering organization of clinical practice for optometry students in Latvia, children’s screening, and study of visual fatigue. In 2013, she got PhD after making a work about vergence and fixation disparity. The research was performed in IfADo – Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund, Germany. She is an active member of the Association of Latvian Optometrists and Opticians (since 1999), being the member of Qualification committee (since 2008) and a vice-chairman of the Committee of ethics (since 2015). She was one of the founder of the Association “Low vision and blind children, their parents, and friends”, chairman of the board (1998-2004), chairman of the revision committee (since 2004). She took part in organisation of summer camps for low vision and blind children and their parents (1997-2001). She is reviewing for “Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology” and “Journal of Eye Movements”.
development of vision, binocular vision, amblyopia, strabismus, near triad, eye accommodation, vergence, fixation disparity.