Visual Stress and Dyslexia

Visual Stress often occurs alongside dyslexia, but the two conditions should not be confused with each other. (This article is an edited version of a crossbow education blog)

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Coloured Overlays or Reading Rulers: which are more effective?

Are A4 overlays or reading rulers more effective for increasing reading speed in children with Visual Stress? A preliminary report on research by Dr Alex Shepherd and Judit Veszeli of Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Workplace Factsheet one: Visual Stress and Dyslexia

More information on Visual Stress and the various interventions available: coloured overlays, reading rulers and tinted kenses.

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Visual Stress, Display Screen Equipment, and Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

The causes and symptoms of CVS and its relationship with Visual Stress, and how to organise work and the workplace to avoid or minimise it. The properties of different types of anti-glare screens.

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How big does an overlay have to be?

Abstract of research article: How Big Does a Coloured Overlay Have to Be? (Waldie, Michelle; Wilkins, Arnold)

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Media Coverage

BBC: The One Show Feature

Dr Sarah Jarvis looked into dyslexia for the One Show in January 2010. The footage for the feature showed children at school using the Crossbow reading ruler.