Dyslexia is a language processing problem, not a vision problem, and the valid remedy for dyslexia is targeted language therapy with daily practice, not eye exercises, tinted lenses, or reading glasses. There is simply no valid vision-based shortcut to treating dyslexia.
Likewise, is Irlens syndrome dyslexia?
In contrast, Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder, meaning that it relates specifically to how the brain processes the visual information it receives. Unlike dyslexia, difficulties experienced as a result of Irlen Syndrome can reach well beyond just reading.
Do colored overlays work for dyslexia?
Unlike Dyslexia, which is a distinct neurobiological difference and for which there is no "quick fix", the effects of Visual Stress can often be easily and inexpensively remedied by the use of coloured overlays or lenses. However, although colour can often be the key, not any colour will do.
Can an optician diagnose dyslexia?
Dyslexia is best diagnosed by an educational psychologist or qualified specialist teacher. Assessments can be arranged through your school, or privately. Optometrists do not diagnose dyslexia, but they detect visual problems that can contribute to reading difficulties, including dyslexia.