At Alfred Jay Opticians our Dyslexia Vision and Visual Stress service provides specialised eye tests, precision tinted lenses and coloured overlays to support adults and children with dyslexia, specific learning difficulties and visual stress.
Visual stress is a term used to describe visual discomfort and perceptual distortions in printed text, and is suffered (often unknowingly) by many thousands of people who struggle to read.
Visual stress often runs concurrently with dyslexia, with a higher likelihood of those with dyslexia having visual stress.
Problems often appear as fatigue, headaches, frustration and may even manifest as a lack of attentiveness or poor behaviour in class.
In extreme cases, this can also affect other areas of development.
At Alfred Jay Opticians, with a Diploma in School Vision, Rabiyyah is experienced in specialised visual assessments and corrective coloured lenses and glasses for dyslexia and visual stress (including coloured overlays).
Coloured lenses can reduce binocular problems and improve reading and vision for people with dyslexia, visual stress and associated reading difficulties.
It is important to note that whilst the test is termed a ‘school vision test’ or ‘dyslexia vision test’, the test is applicable to children and adults and relates to dyslexia, visual stress and similar visual difficulties.
If a child or adult complains of at least one of the following, they may benefit from special vision tests:
- Blurred letters or words which go in and out of focus*
- Letters which move, shimmer or shake or present back-to-front
- Headaches or fatigue from reading
- Words or letters which split into two and appear as double
- Finds it easier to read large, widely spaced print
- Difficulty with tracking across the page
- Upset by glare on the page, whiteboard, computer screen
- Over-sensitivity to bright lights
- Poor reading ability
- Poor concentration
(*A child may not necessarily recognise what/how they see as a problem, as this is how they always see text.)
Many of the signs and symptoms associated with learning difficulties, visual stress and dyslexia may be due to a binocular visual problem, which, once corrected, will make a significant, positive difference to their reading and learning.
The benefits may include:
- Better school performance
- Improved reading ability and speed
- Improved arithmetic
- Increased self-esteem & self-confidence
- Clearer writing
- Increased concentration
- Decreased tiredness and anxiety
- Reduction of headaches/migraines; and
- Reduced hyperactivity
If you would like to book a dyslexia vision assessment, please contact us on:
020 8884 3870
For more information on dyslexia, please visit www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
For more information on school vision, visit www.schoolvision.org.uk