What is Visual Stress?
Visual stress (Meares Irlen Syndrome) is sensitivity to visual patterns.
This can cause visual perception problems which can interfere with reading even if the child has normal vision.
The signs your child may have visual stress….
Does your child:
Is this dyslexia?
No. Visual Stress is NOT dyslexia and therefore does have to be treated differently and independently.
What can be done?
Firstly a full eye examination is necessary to obtain detailed information about your child`s eyesight and symptoms.
Our optometrists can investigate areas of binocular vision which can influence visual comfort and binocular balance. They can also look for the presence of visual stress and recommend an overlay assessment.
If overlays prove helpful to reading performance, colorimetry can be performed using our colorimeter to prescribe precision tinted spectacles. These can be worn for ALL reading and writing tasks to eliminate symptoms of visual stress.
Marie is our visual stress assessor. She will investigate and diagnose the presence of visual stress. She also will monitor and advise following the issuing of overlays and precision tints.
For further information please see our information leaflet;
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