Visual stress is a common factor for those with dyslexia. It is thought that up to 35% of people with dyslexia will suffer from visual stress.
A few of the symptoms of visual stress include skipping words, skipping lines, the movement or walking of words around the page, an over sensitivity to light and or glare, headaches, shimmering, shaking or blurring of letters.
People with visual stress may read with much greater ease if they use a specially treated coloured overlay. Dyslexia Assistance can test for this in order to reduce visual stress and improve reading speed and comprehension. Please see below examples of print distortions that may be seen.
Caroline is a fully qualified Irlen Syndrome Specialist.
Please contact Dyslexia Assistance for more information.