Dyslexia & Visual Stress
Although recently named, it is clear this problem has been around a long time. Computerised analysis provides rapid assessment of colour benefit and provides optimum overlay and spectacles that help. The improvement this brings can be seen during the assessment.
While there are different theories as to what is happening, the end result is the reader has a muddled or jumbled message making reading difficult and the associated pattern glare can also be responsible for migraine.
What we do know is that Intuitive Coloured Overlays, designed by Professor Arnold Wilkins (a phychologist with an interest in visual function), assess the benefit of colour on the visual process and whether it will help the reader.
A preferred colour can be dispensed as an overlay or in spectacles. We can help you adapt your computer for dyslexic use at the click of a button.
Often there may be other compounding factors like eye teaming, tracking and focussing of the eyes. Where this is present, spectacles may be used in conjunction with the colour help, the aim being to reduce the visual stress to a minimum.
The NHS will pay for a standard eye test and basic spectacles for the child, where eligible. Supplemental costs such as Overlay testing and Overlay provision or specialist tinting is paid for privately.
Visual Stress or Photo Stress can cause reading problems which can be helped with a optometric assessment, Vision therapy and/or tints/filters. These same factors can be triggers for Migraine. Where traditional GP input for chronic migraine does not help and no benefit is achieved with treatments on this page, consultation with a specialist Ophthalmologist (www.theeyespecialist.co.uk) could be beneficial.