Gro Horgen

Associate professor
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design
Campus Kongsberg (5308)
Key interest areas: children’s vision, binocular vision, eye movements, eye health care, interdisciplinary research and optometry profession development


  • Clinic Manager, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design, National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care
  • Researcher, Development of vision and oculomotor control
  • Education programs (BSc and MSc): Childrens vision, Binocular vision and orthoptics
  • Member of research group: National Centre for Optics, Vision and Eye Care


Research areas: Reading disorders/dyslexia, Accommodation and binocular vision, Vision development, Oculomotor control

Lecture topics (BSc and MSc level): Binocular vision and orthoptics, Dyslexia and reading development, Visual Perception, Eye movements and attention, Clinical guidelines, Governmental regulations



Gro Horgen Vikesdal, Mark Mon-Williams & Trine Langaas (2020) Optometric Disorders in Children and Adults with Dyslexia, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 64:4, 601-611, DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2019.1595715

Vikesdal GH, Mon-Williams M, Langaas T: Optometric disorders in children and adults with dyslexia.

Vikesdal GH; Langaas T (2016): Optically induced refractive errors reduces fixation stability but saccade latency remains stable”, Journal of Eye Movement Research, Vol. 9, No7

Vikesdal GH; Langaas T (2016): Saccade Latency and Fixation Stability: Repeatability and Reliability”, Journal of Eye Movement Research, Vol. 9, No2

Vikesdal, GH; Jeber K (2011): “Binocular decompensation and diplopia after refractive laser surgery”, Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science (2011), Vol. 4, No1

Langaas T, Aadne R, Dahle EC, Hansen AM H, Horgen G, Johansson D, Myhren T, Myklebust A, Rønnestad T, Storengen T and Wiik MS (2002): ”Clinical assessment of eye movements in children with reading disabilities and with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)”, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science; Vol. 43

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