Helle Kristine Falkenberg

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design
Campus Kongsberg (5319)
As a professor and Director of the National Center for Optics, Vision, and Eye Health, and leader of the Norwegian Network for Vision and Stroke (NorVIS), I am dedicated to research, education, and dissemination related to the importance of optimising vision and interdiciplinary collaboration. Vision health is brain health, and is crucial for learning, performing meaningful activities and quality of life.


  • Leader Norwegian Vision in Stroke (NorVIS) network synogslagnett.no
  • Member of USN research group Optics, vision and eye health
  • Campus Kongsberg representative in the USN research group USN EldreForsk 
  • Partner in Erasmus+ project Person-centredness in Healthcare Curricula 
  • Member program committee USN PhD in Person-oriented healthcare
  • Associate editor of Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Vision Science


Areas of Interest:

  • Vision and Brain
  • Vision, light and aging of visual functions
  • Visual ergonomics
  • Knowledge translation & Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Vison problems & Vision rehabilitation
  • Vision, sensory loss and coping,
  • Visual perception and perception of contrast and movement.

Teaching Areas:

  • Vision and stroke
  • Vision, light and aging
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge development and evidence based practice
  • Sensory loss and vision rehabilitation
  • Visual science and optometry, 
  • MSc/MPhil and PhD supervision

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