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Vision Screening

Most learning activities involve the use of the eyes.  However, it is important to note that a number of children with apparently normal eyesight, experience discomfort when attempting to read. Therefore, tasks such as reading a book, viewing the board or observing a computer screen can be particularly distressing for them.

ExcelLearn can screen for these undetected eye problems, as well as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, the symptoms of which, are not detected by standard eye tests. This is a distressing condition, the symptoms of which include:

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Words appear to move, wobble or flicker.
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The page appears too bright.
ExcelLearn, Philip Roseblade, Alison Roseblade, Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia Words are too close together.
ExcelLearn, Philip Roseblade, Alison Roseblade, Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia The pupil rapidly becomes tired.
ExcelLearn, Philip Roseblade, Alison Roseblade, Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia The pupil reports eyestrain or headaches after reading.
 
Using Coloured Overlays
Meares-Irlen Syndrome can often be successfully treated with the use of coloured overlays or tinted spectacles (Colourimetry), the former of which we will prescribe and supply. The computerised tests will provide a full record for the parents of all students tested. In the case of any sight problems being found, a full report will be produced along with a referral made to a suitably experienced optometrist.