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Visual stress

While the role played by visual stress in dyslexia is much debated, nonetheless, many dyslexic individuals experience difficulties with visual issues.

The Dyslexia Research Trust, based at the University of Oxford and led by Professor John Stein, focuses on visual and auditory difficulties, as well as the effect of diet and nutrition on behaviour. You can find out more about their work and sign up to their newsletter, ‘Spotlight’, by following the above link to their website.

Another view of visual stress can be found at the website of the University of Essex Institute of Optometry, where Professor Bruce Evans is Director of Research.

For an overview of Mears-Irlen or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, visit the UK Irlen website or the US Irlen website.

You may also find this short talk by Keith Holland on Visual Problems and Dyslexia useful.

The following pages provide further information about dyslexia and visual difficulties -

visual difficulties

visual stress and dyslexia