Updated: Mar 21
By / Dr. Roxana Elena Cziker
Every day we experience the world through the eyes, which is one of the most remarkable human abilities. Usually, we are not paying particular attention to this process since, most of the time, the visual world is automatically revealing in front of us. Yet, vision is one of the most complex functions located in many areas of the brain. This is the reason why in case of brain trauma, neurological disorders, and learning disabilities, the brain might experience difficulty in correctly interpreting visual information; therefore, simple tasks such as orientation in space, handling a crowing environment, reading a text, recognizing people's faces and participate in sports games might become a challenging task.
My passion for the vision and the brain had begun in my early childhood at around five years of age when, like every child at that age, I was curious to discover the world. Thus, one of my childhood curiosities was discovering the mystery behind my dolls´ eyes and how they can see. What was started as a naïve childhood curiosity has been transformed into a rigorous research passion about vision and brain function. However, at that time, I was not aware that my particular childhood experience was about to shape my entire career and contribute to my professional pathway in supporting children with vision impairment, learning disabilities, profound disabilities, and brain damages.
In more than 20 years of experience, I built up educational strategies that suit the children´s needs by seeing through their eyes and understanding how they experience the things around them. Hence, by tailoring educational activities in line with the child´s needs, I have customized functional visual processing and rehabilitation programs. The methodology I have developed has been positively impacted the access of children to education in various European countries, including Iceland.
The way we walk, we write, we draw, we recognize people, we make the difference between objects at near and at a distance, we see objects in motion, and other visual functions outline how the brain collects information, combines it properly, and gives it meaning for a safer and independent life.
Dr. Roxana Elena Cziker
Manger of Vision2Brain.