kid suffering from visual stress

Visual Stress Clinic

Our newest Speciality Clinic, run by Optometrist Fiona Black at our Troon practice. Treatment for Visual Stress can help alleviate symptoms of Meares Irlen, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.

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Urquhart Visual Stress Clinic

We are delighted to introduce our new Visual Stress Clinic, run at our Troon practice by experienced and skilled Optician Fiona Black. Fiona has been an Optometrist for over 10 years and decided to further her passion for children’s eyecare by leading our Visual Stress Clinic.

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What is Visual Stress?

Visual Stress is when words, numbers and text can appear jumbled, wavy or mixed up. It can affect reading speed and can cause headaches, and understandably make reading uncomfortable. Patients with Visual Stress often suffer from problems with glare. Visual Stress typically appears in children but has been known to effect adults too.

What can we do?

Your first assessment will be to understand symptoms and complete colour testing (known as Colourimetry). This will determine how we proceed and what tools will make a difference. The consultation will then test  reading speed and gage what exact tint will help. We source coloured overlays, tinted lenses, and clip-on coloured shields. Symptoms and needs can change over time and so alternative solutions can be made.

Book A Visual Stress Consultation

Our visual stress clinic is a private service, the fee is £160 and includes the full consultation
and if required, a follow up appointment. The first coloured overlay is also included
in this price.

‍For more information please call our Troon practice on 01292 311866 or for a referral to our
Visual Stress Clinic, please make an initial appointment at any of our practices.