Help With Dyslexia & Visual Stress
|Posted on 9 January, 2015 at 12:21||comments (423)|
Photosensitive MigraineA recent survey found electronic devices are used for at least three hours a day by 83 percent of kids between 10 and 16 years old. Optometrist Mohammed Bhojani of Visual Answers Opticians in Loughborough explains more about the threat this poses.
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|Posted on 3 November, 2014 at 4:00||comments (76)|
Migraine has many triggers including stress, certain foods and hormones. Research has found 40% of migraine attacks may be visually induced by flickering light or ‘blue-light’ from LED’s including screens, tablets and smart phones; made worse when viewing high contrast patterns whilst reading.
Findings in the US by neuroscientists, using brain imaging showed that by suppressing ‘excitable’ areas of the visual cortex in the brain reduced visual migraine when precision-tinted lenses were worn in front of the eyes.
Lenses were prescribed using an Initiative Colorimeter that allows over 120 000 specific colour options. The same instrument is used in the treatment of Visual Stress which often results in movement of words when reading. Visual Stress is linked to ‘Dyslexia’ – a term often used to refer to reading problems that are not due to teaching. To have a colorimetry
For more information or to make an appointment if you suffer from Photosensitive Migraine or Visual Stress call Visual Answers Optometrists (Quorn) on (01509) 414151.
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|Posted on 21 October, 2014 at 20:25||comments (58)|
It has been scientifically proven by research and validated by both the Medical Council and the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) that the use of colour in the form of overlays or better still, with precision tinted lenses in glasses is able to make reading read easier in over 50% of individuals who suffer from Visual Dyslexia (also known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome or Visual Stress). These coloured tinted glasses for are made with the help of the Intuitive Colorimeter and help people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties such as dyspraxia and ADHD..
The Intuitive Colorimeter utilises up to 7,000 different tints varied Hue and Saturation and provides up to 120 000 colour options to measure exactly which colour helps individuals the most.
Scientists do not know exactly how or why colour works but the most common theory is that the area in the brain that controls vision (known as the visual cortex) is very sensitive in some people and some text may 'over-excite' the colour neurones resulting in text appearing distorted. It appears that the right prescion tinted coloured lenses, filter out light, helping to correct the problem and also reduce 'pattern glare' which regularly occurs in high contrast situations such as balck text on a white background.
Those who appear to benefit most from these lenses are those who find that words and letters tend to; be jumbled up, move around, wobble and appear in the wrong order. Some individuals with dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties have most of the following symptoms others may only have one or two. Many students – particularly younger children do not always realise it is a problem as they have always seen writing in the same way.
Research has shown that if such an person uses coloured overlays their rate of reading can increase by up to 50% in some cases and they can experience fewer headaches too.
At Visual Answers Optometrists we provide eye examines for dyslexia that checks eye-tracking. Provide eye-exercises where necessary to improve the workings of both eyes together. We also carry out colour sensitivity testing and rate of reading tests and also provide full screening using the Intuitive Colorimeter
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|Posted on 21 October, 2014 at 19:56||comments (124)|
This interesting typeface called 'Dyslexie' is now available for users and can be downloaded for free here.
An inexpensive new App designed by Gareth Reid, a 15 year old dyslexic student from Northen Ireland can be used to convert normal text into a font style proven to make reading easier in dyslexia now available.
|Posted on 12 October, 2014 at 11:30||comments (52)|
To help raise awareness during Dyslexia Awareness Week starting in November Visual Answers Optometrists have put together a Dyslexia fact-sheet to provide information about the relationship between Dyslexia and vision.
Our lead Optometrist Mohammed Bhojani is specially trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of visual problems associated with learning difficulties, visual processing, visual stress, Meares-Irlen Syndrome and Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Discalculi, AD(H)D and Autistic Spectral Disorders and has helped many children, students and adults over the last 20 years.
Should you require any further information, or have any concerns about someone you know who may benefit from a specialist eye examination in relation to vision and learning difficulties please contact us on (01509) 414151.
For more information about dyslexia and ‘National Dyslexia Awareness Week’ you can visit the British Association of Dyslexia website at www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Key Facts About Dyslexia and Vision
|Posted on 11 October, 2014 at 11:17||comments (77)|
A new ophthalmic lens designed to reduce light scatter using 'pinhole' technology has been found to improve clarity, comfort and reduce visual stress according to the recent findings.
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