Assistive technology and tools 
for learning difficulties, migraines 
and other neurological differences 


These videos demonstrate the condition, the solutions and the impact Visual Stress
(a.k.a. Meares-Irlen sydrome) has on people's lives. For more information contact us.

Opticalm - Visual Stress Signs & Symptoms

Opticalmâ„¢ - Visual Stress Signs, Triggers and Perceptual Distortions

A look at signs of Visual Stress, the triggers, and the distortions that individuals suffering from Visual Stress may experience.



Optometry Today - Vision and Reading Difficulties

Optometry Today - Vision and Reading Difficulties

Optometry Today (UK Association of Optometrists' publication) interviews Bruce Evans, director of research at the Institute of Optometry, Professor Arnold Wilkins, director of Visual Perception Unit at the University of Essex, and Peter Allen, principal lecturer and director of clinics at Anglia Ruskin University. 


Tom's Story

International Institute of Colorimetry - Tom's Story

This is a heartwarming story of a 17 year old boys fight to turn his life around. Tom has Visual Stress or Mears-Irlen Syndrome. The text on a page multiplies in a random un-focused way, leaving reading extremely difficult and exhausting.



Don't call me stupid

BBC News Special - Coloured Lenses for Kara Tointon's Reading Problem

This segment of the BBC special "Don't call me stupid" features actress Kara Tointon success with precision tinted lenses.



Opticalm - About Visual Stress Video
Opticalmâ„¢ - About Visual Stress

This video outlines the condition of Visual Stress, shows sample distortions, demonstrates the signs, lists the related conditions and outlines the treatment options.



What is it like to have dyslexia
Coventry University, UK - What is it like to have dyslexia?
This is a series of animations taken from a project aimed at helping people to find out what it is like to have dyslexia.
ABC World News

ABC World News with Peter Jennings - Reading Problems and Solutions

ABC World News Report with Peter Jennings on a solution for reading problems.





Visual Stress Canada - Interview with Professor Arnold Wilkins

Visual Stress Canada - Interview with Arnold Wilkins

This interview with Dr. Arnold Wilkins, head of the Visual Perception Unit at the University of Essex, runs through the research into the condition, the different neurological symptoms that often co-exist with Visual Stress, how colour works to alleviate the symptoms and how recent brain scans bring us closer to an understanding of the causes of Visual Stress.