Dyslexia, visual stress, binocular vision problems and reading
Dyslexia diagnosis is made by either an Educational psychologist or a qualified specialist dyslexia teacher. The Optometrist’s role is to identify and treat any visual problem that may or may not be associated to the dyslexia. It has been suggested that there are higher levels of binocular vision problems and visual stress in people with dyslexia that contribute to their reading difficulties. Symptoms of both binocular vision problems and visual stress can often overlap and can present with any of the following:
- Merging together of words/sentences
- Double vision
- General eye strain
- Blurriness around the letters or words
- Colour fringes around text
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is not a disease it is a condition that you are born with, a difference in the way the brain works; a difference that will be present throughout your life. Dyslexia mainly affects reading and language skills and the effects can range from mild to very severe. The sooner dyslexia is spotted, the sooner suitable learning and coping strategies can be employed to minimise the effects of the condition”, http://www.spot-your-potential.com/what-is-dyslexia.htm (22/10/2012)
What We Do
• Eye tests assess problems with vision such as astigmatism.
• Screening tests include a reading and spelling assessment and will show the probability of dyslexia in children and adults.
• Assessments for children and adults at any level of study.
For individual service users
Just contact us and we will tell what to bring to your appointment and we will even phone and txt you before the appointment to make sure that you attend.
For education providers
Simply call/email to arrange a student appointment and specify type of assessment required.