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Often when there are signs of visual stress a tinted lens or coloured overlay can be given to make vision more comfortable, especially for near tasks such as reading and screen work.  Using the very latest in colorimetry technology, the Cerium Curve, your precision tinted lens can be individually designed for you using sophisticated computer screening and then glazed into your chosen frame within a few weeks.  If the optometrist feels a tinted lens may help, they will suggest an Intuitive Colorimetry coloured overlay screening. This will establish whether a tinted lens may be helpful, and if a specific spectacle prescription is required. We are able to perform the colorimetry screening as part of vision therapy, or as a stand alone service.

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Could coloured lenses help?

Sometimes the symptoms of visual stress can be reduced by the use of coloured filters: a coloured overlay placed over text or coloured lenses worn in spectacles. These may help alleviate some of the following conditions:
- Movement of printed text
- Blurring of print
- Letters changing in size or shape
- Patterns in the print (sometimes described as rivers or worms)
- Halos of colour surrounding letters or words
- Tiring easily whilst reading
- Headaches or visual discomfort
These symptoms can also be a sign of other visual issues so if your child experiences any of these symptoms, please book them in with an optometrist in the first instance. We may then recommend an appointment with our behavioural optometrist, or recommend we explore whether a coloured lens may help them.

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