Some people with dyslexic difficulties can also experience visual stress that results in visual discomfort or disturbance when trying to read text. Symptoms may include:
Blurred letters or words
Letters or words that move on the page
Gaps between words in the wrong place
Losing text and just seeing rivers of white
Difficulty with tracking across a page
Glare from the white page affecting reading
Sore eyes/ headaches/exhaustion from reading
Any of the above can affect a person's ability to read. So if a child or adult complains of any of the above symptoms and they have already had their eyes tested by an optician then they will need to see an optometrist or orthoptist. The result of this assessment may mean you need to complete eye exercises or for some it may mean that using a coloured overlay or coloured paper may help. The ophthalmic optician or orthoptist will investigate, assess and advise on the best course of action.
If you require more information please contact DYSLASS.
IT and dyslexia
Information technology can play a vital role in supporting and assisting dyslexic individuals with learning, managing life and work.