Vision and Reading Difficulties
By Peter M Allen, Bruce JW Evans and Arnold J Wilkins.
This book is about visual problems that can make reading difficult for people who do not have eye diseases or low vision. The visual probems that are most often associated with reading difficulties are binocular instability, accommodative anomalies, and a condition called visual stress (Meares-Irlen syndrome) in which text may appear to move and blur, resulting in eye-strain and headaches. These visual problems that can contribute to reading difficulties often become evident at school but can persist into adult life. The book describes a clinical protocol that can be used to identify and treat these conditions.
Toolkit of Resources
- Questionnaire that can be modified for use in practices as pre-exam questionnaire for children with reading difficulties
- Information leaflet for the public on vision and reading difficulties that can be modified for use by eye care practitioners
- Instruction manual for Intuitive Overlays
- Instruction manual for Wilkins Rate of Reading Test
- Instruction manual for Pattern Glare Test
- Instruction manual for Intuitive Colorimeter Mark 1
- Instruction manual for Intuitive Colorimeter Mark 2
- Instruction manual for Intuitive Colorimeter Mark 3
- Practitioner's instructions for IFS exercises
- Advice on the clarity of text, for patients
- Sample of a full report
- Sample of a brief summary report