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Norfolk NR9 3HT
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Training for schools

We are on a mission to help local children who could be suffering with Visual Stress disorder. We provide visual stress training courses in schools throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

Do you think your school or pupils could benefit from on-site visual stress testing?

Unfortunately, opticians as standard don’t test for Meares-Irlen Syndrome (also known as visual stress) and a large proportion of opticians don’t know that much about it. The NHS doesn’t have funding for the required tests. This means testing isn’t given as standard. There are limited specialists in the local area and nationally, which means that knowledge and treatment is sparse.

If the NHS funded testing up to the age of 16, like prescriptions, we believe it would improve reading statistics dramatically, and more importantly a child’s development and wellbeing.

We believe schools could help their pupils if given the correct visual stress training for overlay assessment.

20% of the population suffer with visual stress to some degree

Visual Stress is estimated to be present in approximately 40% of poor readers

What are the main benefits for schools?

  • Improved statistics for individual schools where targets need to be met academically
  • Less requirement for one to one reading, freeing up teacher and teaching assistant time
  • Children able to work for longer without becoming distracted through frustration
  • Help to alleviate disruption from a child struggling with visual stress
  • Helps children who suffer with low self-esteem as a result of visual stress, resulting in happier and well-adjusted pupils.

What are the main benefits for the pupil?

  • Quicker reading speed
  • More comfortable so can read longer as words no longer dance
  • Retain information better on the first read
  • Eye strain and headache reduction
  • Ability to concentrate for longer

Visual stress signs to watch for

Visual Stress testing in schools

Visual stress signs in school

Have any of your pupils complained of the following:

  • Words or letters appear to move, jump or vibrate on the page
  • The text looks distorted
  • Words or letters go blurry or fuzzy
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Eyestrain

Have you noticed any of your pupils doing the following:

  • Individuals move close to or away from the page
  • Individual frequently change their head and body position
  • Frequently looking away from the page
  • Excessive yawning
  • Needing to track with their finger
  • Rubbing their eyes frequently
  • Excessive blinking
  • Reading slowly and haltingly regularly
Visual stress testing in schools

Parent testimonials

Macey says thank you for the glasses, she loves them.  You and your service made a huge and positive impact on her life, so thank you. Looking forward to the new orange lenses.

Katie Pountain

He’s absolutely delighted with them.  When we came out from picking them up from Ruth he was jumping up and down as he is seeing the world in a completely new light! He’s been reading lots of small print too, which he has never been able to do before.  Thank you so much Ruth.

Denise Bretton

This has changed his life.  No more headaches, nausea, irritability, the list could go on.  But now he has his happiness back. Thanks Ruth.

Kellie Groarke

Do you think your school or pupils could benefit from on-site visual stress testing? Contact us for further information…