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.