Dyslexia is an umbrella term which covers a range of reading and writing difficulties.
It most commonly affects reading speed but dyslexia bears no relation to a person’s intellect or intelligence. It can also adversely affect a person’s spelling and comprehension of text.
Many patients with dyslexia often find that visual perception and reading speed can be made faster and more comfortable with a coloured overlay.
What to expect
At our practice we use a colour overlay test to determine whether or not any improvement can be made to the visual stress a patient experiences whilst reading.
We do this by testing reading speeds with the different overlays on text to determine whether or not any significant improvement can be achieved with a particular hue.
What happens next?
If successful, these overlays can be ordered and used on any text required. We can also incorporate the required colour into tinted spectacles if preferred.