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RainbowLoom Thu 23-Apr-15 11:13:41

Wondering if anyone has recommendations for an opticians who can see if coloured overlays help for dyslexia.
We've been to IOO but it was all a bit traumatic, and I don't want to take DS back as he got so upset by the experience!

tacal Mon 27-Apr-15 20:21:50

Ian Jordan in Ayr.

Maladicta Mon 27-Apr-15 22:45:41

Ds isn't dyslexic but had problems with eye vergence and we've just worked out he needs coloured overlays to help with Visual Stress.

We saw Jon Nesbitt at Blackstone Opticians in Beaconsfield, just outside London, ds gets his new lenses in a couple of weeks.

Has your ds been assessed for tracking/vergence issues? Most places seem to want to address that first.

RainbowLoom Mon 27-Apr-15 22:57:38

Thanks...I really don't know! He saw educational psychologist for assessment why recommended IOO, and he had an hour appointment there, but it was just v traumatic for him. He's v nervous about any tests, and I think probably still too young (just 7).

I'd say at best the results were inconclusive about the use of overlays, and I don't know if they did the tracking?

I want to find somewhere new to go for an appointment in about four months, when the IOO appointment is a distant memory, to see if I can get a more robust verdict. He really doesn't want glasses and I know for that reason he was very conflicted with his responses, and then just broke down.

Poor little chap. hmm

Alwaysfrank Mon 27-Apr-15 23:00:09

I hear Tolleys in East Sheen are very clued up on that side of things. No personal experience however.

RainbowLoom Mon 27-Apr-15 23:06:11

Thanks. Have a good starting point from these responses.

QueenofLouisiana Mon 04-May-15 16:47:07

Ask your GP to refer you to a vision training clinic. They will give eye exercises and overlays as needed.

OneDecisionMade Fri 08-May-15 21:16:29

Best for tracking and easy for children to select from, in my experience:

BigBird69 Sat 09-May-15 10:47:15 might be worth a look

Elephantjuicelove Sun 21-Jun-15 19:40:44

Not london but Anglia Ruskin Uni optical centre are very good. Maybe tie appointment in with a day trip to Cambridge.

Davros Wed 24-Jun-15 13:14:22

We went to one in Elephant & Castle. Can't remember the name, could try to dig it out if you want

camptownraces Wed 24-Jun-15 17:16:58

The Institute of Optometry, (at the Elephant and Castle) certainly should have done tracking and scanning assessment, also looking for evidence of a "leading eye".
You should have had a written report of their findings, I think. As I recall, there's much more to their recommendations than coloured overlays.

miwelaisjacydo Wed 22-Jul-15 08:35:13

This website may be of use.

lutra3d Fri 31-Jul-15 17:12:03

I second Ian Jordan. He's well worth travelling a distance to see.

Jo747 Mon 10-Aug-15 16:33:03

We also saw Jon Nesbitt at Blackstone Opticians in Beaconsfield, just outside London.
It was a very thorough consultation and after 13 years of dyslexia and visual stress my ds was finally able to read without words moving around. The assessment was fascinating and Jon was very knowledgeable. He explained everything clearly and put us at ease.
Definitely worth travelling - not far out of London.

Jo747 Mon 10-Aug-15 16:35:47

Meant to say also that the lenses provided are not colour coated but actually coloured within the glass. This makes a difference. My ds also tried overlays on the page but words around the overlay caused problems.

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