How Can We Help You?

Being the parent of 2 children with Dyspraxia, I can fully appreciate the concern and frustration that is felt by both parents and particularly the children themselves who may have a learning difficulty such as Dyslexia.

There is no miracle cure or ‘silver bullet’ for Dyslexia or Dyspraxia: a holistic multi-disciplinary methodology has been shown to be the best approach. A crucial starting point is to have an appropriate eye examination carried out by a clinical optometrist that specialises in this area. Such a consultation will normally take about 1 hour. The prescribing of coloured overlays and precision-tinted lenses using  an instrument called a colorimeter and the use of prisms (when necessary) to correct the binocular instability and eye tracking problems has been found to be hugely beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of Visual Stress*, Meares-Irlene Syndrome, Dyslexia, Visual processing and Visual perception problems in children, students and adults. The positive effect of colour has been confirmed by the evidence based research carried out by the Medical Council, the leading government funded research body in the UK and the findings validated by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).

Children under 16 or full time students under 19 may be entitled to some limited help from the NHS towards the consultation and assessment and may also be entitled towards some help for precision tinted glasses. Students at university may also entitled to help towards colour sensitivity testing and for Irlen lenses or Precision Tinted Lenses up to a value the total value of £275 using the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). More information is available from or directly from your university.

Call our practice today on 01509 833168 to arrange your appointment, or use the form on the right to request a callback or for more information.


Visual Answers
22 High Street
LE12 8DT

(T): 01509 833 168

*Visual Stress or Meares-Irlene Syndrome has been found to exist in cases of:

  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, AD(H)D & Autistic Spectral Disorders (ASD)
  • Photosensitive Migraine
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Head Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis