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Read123 app diagnoses 25% of school population with Visual Stress

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.

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Link between retinal thinning in children and young adults and Autism

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

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Link between vision problems and autism

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

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The effect of coloured lenses on the reading ability of autistic children

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

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The use of colour therapy and coloured lenses in autism

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

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The use of tinted lenses in Dyslexia, Visual Stress and Photosensitive Epilepsy

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

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What is Visual Stress and why do Dyslexics and poor readers suffer from it?

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?

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What You Need To Know For DVLA License Applications

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

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Tinted Glasses Still Need UV Coating

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

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Homework & Revision Tips

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

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