Visual dyslexia (signs of visual stress) is simply having difficulty reading and comprehending text due to visual problems . When visual dyslexia exists without other dyslexia problems, then removing the visual problems is all that is needed to allow normal reading and makes a substantial impact on visual performance.
Below are some of the more common symptoms and signs of dyslexia.
Visual problems involving motion
• Seeing words as if behind a waterfall or in snowing conditions.
• Seeing letters as if they jitter (such as bouncing or moving back or forth).
• Seeing words as if they seem to move below or above the page where only a few are in focus at any one time.
• Seeing lines of text merge together
• Text seems to flow like a river
Visual problems involving missing information
• Letters missing at the beginning or end of words.
• Letters missing in the middle of words.
• Parts of letters missing in a horizontal manner such as all letters missing their top, middle or bottom.
Transpositions and reversals
• Letters are present but not in their proper order.
• Letters appear as their mirror image.
Visual stress causing a physical response
• Clenched teeth
• Tightness in different locations
• Sleepy feeling
The correct tinted glasses prescribed by a specialist behavioural optometrist who use an intuitive colorimeter can reduce and even remove the cause of visual stress and visual dyslexia and improve the speed of visual processing allowing you to see words in a sharp, stable, uniform and focused manner.
The result is increased reading speed, accuracy and comprehension that makes reading a much more enjoyable experience
Visual Answers Optometrists are award winning behavioural optometrists in Loughborough (UK) that work with dyslexic adults, students and children – their approach to dyslexia assessment, dyslexia treatment, the treatment of visual dyslexia and visual stress is based on the work which was performed by Dr Bruce Evans, of the Institute of Optometry in London, and Professor Arnold Wilkins, of the Department of Applied Psychology in Cambridge.
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