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New Website To Help With Dyslexia and Special Needs By Visual Answers Optometrists

Behavioural Optometrist Mohammed Bhojani in Loughborough has launched a new website as an aid to parents and teachers with children who may suffer from Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties.

PRLog - April 28, 2014 - LEICESTER, U.K. -- Clinical and Behavioural Optometrist Mohammed Bhojani has had an interest in visual processing and been involved in the treatment of Meares– Irlen Syndrome (also known as Visual Stress) for over 10 years. Treatment normally involves the use of coloured overlays and precision-tinted-glasses to reduce what is commonly described as ‘movement of words’ when reading that is common in almost 50% of children or adults that have dyslexia.

Mohammed, who is an accredited Cerium Lens Specialist and a member of the Society of Coloured lens Prescribers, uses a piece of equipment called and intuitive colorimeter. This allows over 120 000 optimal colour options for each patient. The use of colour in the form of overlays and tinted glasses have been proven by research funded by the the Medical Council to reduce symptoms of visual stress in children and adults. Visual stress is thought to occur due to pattern -glare caused by hyper-excitability of the Visual Cortex of the brain.

In studies, glasses made with precision-tinted lenses have also been found to helpful for other conditions too such as photosensitive epilepsy, visual migraine and even certain neurological disorders.

His award-winning practice has seen patients from all over the UK and recently had a patient come from Madrid in Spain for treatment.

In the eye examination, Mohammed also checks patient’s eye-coordination and eye-tracking which is also a common problem in individuals with specific learning difficulties and often also prescribes simple eye-exercises that can further improve balance and hand-eye coordination or may also prescribe glasses with appropriate prismatic correction to improve eye-tracking.

Research has found that in a class of 30, it is likely that 3-4 children will have undiagnosed mild to moderate symptoms of Meares – Irlen Syndrome or Visual stress.

Visual Answers provides a leaflet called ‘Visual Stress a Guide For Parents and Teachers’ that is available free of charge to parents, teachers, special educational needs coordinators and doctors by emailing their practice on info@visualanswers.co.uk and simply leaving their full name address and expressing more information and the leaflet regarding Meares-Irlene Syndrome.

Mohammed was recently asked to do presentations regarding Mears-Irlen Syndrome and Dyslexia at both Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University. He also gives regular talks to local schools in the East Midlands on the subject to raise awareness of the condition and to allow parents and teachers to spot the signs and symptoms of Visual Stress early.

Further information about Visual Stress, Dyslexia and colour is also available on his website new website  http://helpwithreading.co.uk/ and at http://www.dyslexia-eye.co.uk/ and the main practice website http://www.visualanswers.co.uk/

Call Loughborough (01509) 414151 for more information.

Carl at Visual Answers
01509 414151

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Location:Leicester - East Midlands - United Kingdom
Industry:Health, Medical
Tags:dyslexia, dyspraxia, help, loughborough
Last Updated:Apr 29, 2014
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