Noakes Habermehl & Kerr are one of the few optometrists in the West Country to offer colorimetry assessment using a colorimeter to prescribe specialist filter spectacles for help with Scotopic Sensitivity.
Initial assessment within the practice is made using a highly specialised system of colour overlays that are placed over pages of text. If successful, this is usually followed up by testing using a colorimeter.
Scotopic Sensitivity, also known as Irlen Syndrome is a visual perceptual disorder. The problem lies in how the visual information is decoded, and is not a medical eye condition. People with Scotopic Sensitivity "see" the printed page differently to others and may even be unaware of this. This can lead to slow and inefficient reading, poor comprehension, fatigue and limited attention span.
Many people with Scotopic Sensitivity report that the text on the page appears to dither, making reading difficult.
To see the effects of using a coloured overlay or colorimetry spectacles select a coloured background to view this text.
For more information about our colorimetry service please telephone Jess at the Ivybridge Practice on 01752 892185 or email: email@example.com
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