Help With Dyslexia, Vision & Visual Stress

Eye Tests And Treatments For Visual Dyslexia & Irlen Syndrome in Loughborough 

Learning difficulties associated with conditions such as Dyslexia & Dyspraxia are often the result of Visual Stress (also known as Visual Dyslexia or Meares-Irlen Syndrome). This affects over 25% of the population. Visual Answers are award-winning Behavioural Optometrists in Loughborough and we can help.  

Visual Dyslexia is also known as Mears-Irlen Syndrome and Visual Stress. It causes symptoms such as pattern glare, movement of print, rivers running through sentences, concentration problems, headaches, digital eyestrain and visual fatigue.

Colour and coloured filters in particular have been found to be hugely beneficial in alleviating the symptoms caused by Dyslexia and Visual Stress for many years. This has been confirmed by the evidence-based research carried out by the Medical Council, the leading Government-funded research body in the UK. At Visual Answers Optometrists in Loughborough we specialise in the treatment of Visual Dyslexia using a Colorimeter and other aspects of Behavioral Optometry to optimise visual processing in chidren, students and adults. Our approach is endorsed by the Society of Coloured Lens Prescribes and the Medical Council. 

Signs and symptoms of Visual Dyslexia and Visual Stress have been found to in exist in cases of:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • AD(H)D
  • Autistic Spectral Disorders (ASD).
  • Photosensitive Migraine.
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Head Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS: Hypermobility & associated symptoms)

At Visual Answers Opticians Loughborough, we specialise in the screening of Visual Dyslexia the assessment of Visual processing. We carry out specialist eye tests, that assess eye-tracking, binocular stability, rate of reading, colour sensitivity and overlay testing & Intuitive calorimetry. We are one of the few opticians in Loughborough that have a Cerium intuitive colorimeter in practice to prescribe the optimal colour to help individuals who suffer from Visual Dyslexia or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome.  


Our approach to the treatment of Visual Dyslexia and Visual Stress is based on the work performed by Professor Bruce Evans, of the Institute of Optometry in London in conjunction with Professor Arnold Wilkins, of the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Cambridge and is also endorsed and validated by The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and The College of Optometrists (UK), as well as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


We have over 25 years of experience in the field of treatments and help for Visual Dyslexia working closely with students, adults and children with a range of Specific Learning Difficulties associated with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, AD(H)D and Autistic Spectral Disorders & with students Lougborough University & other organisations and institutions around Loughborough and Leicestershire.


We also work directly with clients from all over the UK and Europe and also accept referrals from Hospitals, GP's, Educational Psychologists, Universities, Teachers, SENCO's, Schools, Colleges and Private Tutors and we work closely with them for the best outcomes for our clients.  


For more information about Visual Dyslexia and Visual Stress read a short article recently published online by our Behavioral optometrists and Visual Processing Specialists 


Call us today on Loughborough (01509) 414151 for more information: For children & Full-Time students under 19, we can offer FREE initial advice regarding Dyslexia and Vision with your eye test.