Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Top Tip Visual Stress  @ Dyslexia Dublin CETC 2013 ©

Visual stress (don’t call me stupid) can cause many people to stop reading due to eye strain and result in possible headaches.
Around two in every ten people can suffer with visu...al stress. Constant use of laptops and computers can irritate sufferers of visual stress and also working for long periods in artificial light and unfiltered UV light can also put a huge strain on the eyes.
What is the main cause of strain and irritation? This occurs when the eyes are working overtime trying to focus, in particular, on written script, be it in hard copy or on a computer screen. Words seem to crash into each other, no apparent gaps between letters.

(In the case of schools, keep your eyes open for children in class who...)
- Fatigue....tires quickly when working with text.
- Have problems copying from the whiteboard board.
- Seem to experience increased difficulty reading after an initial period of about 10 minutes.
- Keep moving their head or body position, or moving closer to or further away from the page.
- Read slowly and haltingly.
- Track with their finger.
- Yawn while reading.
If any of these points are noticeable, you can contact us for more details on Visual Stress and what can be of help.
What can be done to help sufferers of visual stress?... early intervention and testing is vital. We at Dyslexia Dublin CETC offer a screening test that will give you a clear indication and results will not only indicate that you might be suffering with visual stress but will suggest filters and other resources that will help to remove the problem, so you can get on with your life.
We also stock intervention products such as: overlays…reading rulers…exercise books…software etc visit our online store dylexiadublin.ie or order a catalogue

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