The Intuitive Colorimeter system allows us to screen and prescribe coloured lenses to our patients. Used “for more than 200 years,” coloured lenses have been scientifically proven to help with eyestrain in some patients[i].

There are a variety of people who can benefit from coloured lenses, from children to adults. However, the key groups that coloured lenses have shown to help are those who suffer from:

  • Visual Stress (Meares-Irlen syndrome)

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

  • Photosensitive Epilepsy

  • Migraines

Many who suffer from Visual Stress do so unknowingly and believe what they see is “normal.” Because of this, if you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties with reading we would recommend a full eye exam with one of our trained Optometrists to determine if coloured lenses are the best option for you.

If you have any questions regarding coloured lenses or the colorimeter, please contact us to find out more.

Additional Resources/Research

  1. Spectral Filters can improve reading and visual search in patients with multiple sclerosis

  2. Case Studies: “This child struggled to read”

  3. “Colour in the Class Room” –www.teachingexpertise.com

  4. Tinted specs offer real migraine relief says MRI Study

  5. “Migraine sufferers see colour” – N.Z. Optics Magazine

[1] Vision & Reading Difficulties Part 3, 2009

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