Visual Stress with Colorimetry & Copper Mesh Lenses

Intuitive Colorimetry is a procedure that aims to reduce the symptoms of Meares-Irlen syndrome, better known as Visual Stress. Approximately 10% - 12% of the population are severely affected by Visual Stress and 20% to a lesser degree.

Symptoms of Visual Stress:

  • movement of print
  • blurring of print
  • letters changing shape or size
  • letters fading or becoming darker
  • patterns appearing, sometimes describes as “worms” or “rivers” running through print
  • illusions of colour – blobs of colour on the page or colours surrounding letters or words
  • rapid tiring
  • headache or eyestrain

Visual Stress has also been found to exist in many conditions including:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Photosensitive Migraine
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • ADHD

The use of colour has been found to help alleviate the symptoms caused by Visual Stress. The Intuitive Colorimeter is used to explore the colour space and to find the optimal tint for the relief of the symptoms.
The Test
The procedure begins with a full sight test, eye muscle and focussing assessment. Once this has been conducted you will be shown a page of text with different colour overlays. The colours that make reading more comfortable and easier will then be used to determine a more precise tint. The instrument does this by changing the hue, saturation and brightness whilst the eyes are colour adapted. Over 10,000 colour combinations are available giving an extremely accurate colour for your individual needs.
The test will last between 20-30 minutes.  The optimal colour can then be applied to prescription tinted lenses or contact lenses.

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