Colour Overlay Assessments for 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. The condition is estimated to be present in about 40% of poor readers and in 20% of the general population in varying degrees.

A diagnostic process has been designed that allows for the identification of visual stress in the classroom, there by distinguishing it from other barriers to reading. This is achieved by the simple selection of an optimum Cerium coloured overlay placed over the reading matter.

Cerium coloured overlays have proved to be a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to screen for the benefit of colour in the classroom, making reading a more comfortable experience and often leading to significant improvements in both reading the speed and accuracy.

A coloured overlay assessment will only be carried out alongside a full eye examination when necessary. (Eye examination charged at £25)