Visual Dyslexia

Individuals with dyslexic difficulties are prone to experience visual disturbance or discomfort when reading print. In general, most dyslexics face problems in seeing words differently to an efficient reader. They often mix their “b” and “p” or read the word “pot” when in fact the word “top” appears on the page, but they aren’t flipping the letters or word so much as they just have trouble finding and retrieving them from memory.

Various Visual Dyslexia Symptoms

(1) Slow reading, poor spelling, great difficulty sounding out words, especially unfamiliar ones.

(2) Preschool warning signs include difficulty learning the alphabet, delayed speech, confusion of left & right, inability to rhyme words, before and after and other directional or relational words, poor pencil grip and messy writing.

(3) Facing difficulty in rhyming, tying shoes and reading a clock with hands also come under reliable signs of dyslexia.

(4) Reading problems are typcially unexpected relative to other cognitive abilities or skills.

(5) It varies from mild to severe, with different symptoms varying in degree and number accordingly.

What We Do At Opticare To Help You Determine Visual Dyslexia?

Intuitive Coloured Overlay Testing is performed for patients who experience difficulty with reading. This test is performed separately from the eye examination and takes approximately half an hour. Some dyslexic patients benefit from the use of a visual tracking magnifier. Once the coloured overlay test is completed, the rate of reading is recorded to compare speed with and without the overlay/magnifier, this confirms if an improvement is achieved.
The aim of our test is to identify the major causes of Visual Dyslexia and help you find the best treatments to assist with reading and writing skills. On the basis of these tests, we at Opticare will suggest to you the best treatments to improve any visual problems.

We offer a range of screening programmes and specialist services in eye care: