Did you know that we can offer solutions for dyslexia? 

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that mainly affects the skills involved in reading and writing. However, despite being considered a learning difficulty, there is no connection between dyslexia and intelligence. In actual fact suffers tend to be both intelligent and creative, making the condition extremely frustrating.

Approximately 10% of the population are dyslexic and with statistics that high, it’s important to seek the right help if you believe you or your child are suffering. Reading and writing are tasks that you’re subject to on a daily basis; a solution to dyslexia is therefore important to maintain a stress free lifestyle.

The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown, but it has been proven that when colour is applied to a piece of text, the background noise in the brain is quietened, making concentration easier. For that reason, at Bath Opticians we have invested in a revolutionary computerised programme called an Intuitive Overlay Assessment.

The way in which an Intuitive Overlay Assessment works is simple. You will be asked to read a piece of text that appears on the computer screen. Whilst you do this an optician will note how many words you successfully identify. Then one by one, a colour will be applied to the text. You will repeat the reading task with each colour and the one that enables you to read the most words comfortably can be made up into specialist eyewear.

The majority of dyslexia sufferers have no idea that opticians are able to help them manage their symptoms. At Bath Opticians our head optometrist Andrew Edwards prides himself on the fact he’s able to provide so many dyslexia sufferers with solutions. He has a wealth of experience working with youngsters and takes a particular interest in working with those with learning difficulties.

If you suspect that you or your child is dyslexic, or to book an Intuitive Overlay Assessment with Andrew, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us by calling 01225 427 353 or by sending us an email to info@bathoptician.co.uk.

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