If your child is consistently underachieving in the area of reading and spelling, complains of words “jumping around” or moving on the page, or has problems with concentration at school (especially with respect to literacy), then there may be grounds to wonder whether he or she has dyslexia.
Although aimed primarily at children, the tests described here may also be of benefit to adults who experience symptoms of moving / flickering / shimmering text while reading (a.k.a. "visual stress").
At our Witham, Pitsea, and Corringham practices we have the facility to conduct a computer-based "Colour Screener Xpert" * Assessment. This can reveal whether benefit might be gained from the use of a Coloured Overlay or specially tinted "ReadEZ" spectacle lenses for reading etc.
A visit to the opticians begins with an appointment to see
one of the optometrists for a Standard Eye Examination.
We provide a sympathetic service to small children (including infants — we are happy to see children at any age), the elderly and those with special educational needs. We provide a Domiciliary (Home Visit) Eye Examination Service under contract to the NHS for patients who are unable to attend one of our practices without substantial assistance.
In addition to our Standard Eye Examination, we offer a number of additional services.