How Migraine is caused. There are multiple causes of Migraine but nothing that has been pinpointed as the absolute cause. Some people find Migraines triggered by taste, smell, sound. Stress can be a major factor also. Chemical and hormonal changes also play a part. The blood vessels in the head have been found to be
Around 35 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, and 43% of women and 18% of men will experience migraines at some point in their lives. The majority of migraine sufferers are between the ages of 35-45 years of age. Around 10 million people aged 15-69 in the UK suffer from migraines, which are classified as a
Read123 Meares-Irlen Syndrome/Visual Stress app has been used by a number of schools to help their pupils. Recently, we were fortunate enough to have a teacher at Stanton under Bardon Primary School contact us to use our app for research purposes. Susanna Nolan found Read123 to be very useful in screening and diagnosing her pupils.
Recent studies have identified a link between Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer (RNFL) thinning and Autism. The RNFL also commonly known as the retina is the light sensitive portion at the back of the eye. The world is projected onto this structure which is then processed through photoreceptors (rods and cones) so we can see a clear
Recent studies show that a simple visual test can help detect autism in young children. The human brain can’t fuse two different images. For example, if one eye is presented with a horse and the other eye with a car, the two different images can’t be fused by the brain. As a result, it tries
Studies carried out in 2006 showed that the reading ability of children with autism, who used coloured overlays as a result of their Visual Stress / Meares-Irlen Syndrome, improved significantly. 15 out of 19 autistic children (around 80%) who used coloured overlays had a statistically significant improvement in reading ability compared with a control group
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects around 1 in 100 children with boys affected more. Colour therapy including specially tinted glasses can have a calming effect in some people with autism. Professionals from all disciplines therefore now need to be more aware of the specific design requirements needed to cater for autistic children and adults. Autistic children
Read123 have designed and developed their own range of tinted glasses for Dyslexia and Visual Stress. These are available both in prescription and non prescription form, for children, teenagers and for adults. Around 40-50% (possibly more) of Dyslexics have Visual Stress so we tend to use terms like “tinted glasses for Dyslexia”. Moving along.. The issue of
Dyslexics and poor readers frequently complain about words moving around on the page, or words missing, seeing funny colours and shapes on the page when they read. This makes reading difficult and frustrating. In addition, any kind of alternating pattern where the contrast is marked, triggers off some sort of visual disturbance. Why does it do this?
Colour therapy involving the use of coloured overlays and specially tinted lenses have been used to help alleviate or reduce the symptoms of Visual Stress and Irlen Syndrome in both poor readers and Dyslexics for a number of years. However, it’s still poorly understood and appreciated. In simple terms, those who suffer from Visual Stress
Many MIGRAINE sufferers complain of HEADACHES which can be triggered off by fluorescent lights or any kind of bright light for that matter. They usually pass this off as being down to the bright nature of light and so typically wear sunglasses (brown or grey). Although this can cut down some of the glare, the
Having Visual Stress as a symptom of Dyslexia can be a daunting thing for children, especially as the opinions of peers and others around can affect how much we speak up about matters most important to us. Children can often feel singled out due to having potential learning difficulties or with health problems in general
When APPLYING for your driving license you must notify DVLA of any medical conditions or disabilities whether you develop a condition/disability or it has gone worse since you have APPLIED for your license. Notifiable conditions are anything that can affect your driving ability and can include: Epilepsy Strokes Neurological and Mental Health Conditions Physical Disabilities Visual Impairments
Ultraviolet is short wavelength light typically ranging from 400nm to 10nm. It is present in daylight and due to its higher energy status, is linked to all forms of sun damage. As our readers will be aware, sun block is very important due to its UV blocking properties, and therefore protection from any damage to
Having visual stress may mean you find it even harder to focus than normal and it can begin to affect academic results and put off doing your homework and exam revision. But having visual stress doesn’t mean the end of the world, it just means you may work better in different ways to other people, and