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Visual Stress

What is visual stress?

Visual stress is a term used to describe visual discomfort and perceptual distortions in the printed text, suffered by many people who struggle to read. ... Coloured overlays can improve reading speed and accuracy. They can enable longer periods of reading free of discomfort.

The following symptoms indicate you may be suffering from visual stress:

• Tired when reading
• Letters changing size or shape
• Halos of colour surrounding letters of words
• Red, sore, watery eyes
• Blurring of print
• Patterns on print
• Tiring easily when reading ​

Colorimetry

Colorimetry is an enhanced examination developed to assess which precision tint is beneficial to people who suffer Visual Stress or Mears-Irlen Syndrome.

Coloured overlays can improve reading speed and accuracy. They can enable longer periods of reading free of discomfort. When they do, it is an indication that the individual may benefit from Precision Tinted Lenses. The lenses are prescribed using specialist equipment called a Colorimeter.

Symptoms are individual and can be different for everybody. Visual stress is more likely to be present in anyone who has Dyslexia or Dyslexic tendencies, but can be present independently.

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