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Experience Colours

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About the use of colour:

The idea of using colour to help people who struggle to read is not new. There are wonderful examples of coloured reading glasses from the end of the 18th century in the British Optical Museum. Today, colour can be introduced by wearing colour tinted lenses, by the use of coloured paper, by covering text with plastic sheets (coloured overlays), by changing the background colour of a computer screen, or by using a coloured reading lamp.


The first scientific report of the use of colour was in 1964; it detailed a dyslexic child who was only able to read text printed on a coloured card. Twenty years later, at California State University’s Adult Learning Disabilities Program, a paper was presented that noted that most students’ perceptual problems were reduced with the help of a coloured overlay. In the years since, universities and research facilities around the world have performed and published clinical, peer-reviewed, scientific research on Visual Stress and the treatment with precision spectral filters. Recently, several studies in Canada and the US have demonstrated the positive effects of colour on physiological changes in both body and brain through fMRI, SPECT scans, VER, and biochemical analysis.



Colorimetry is the formal process of evaluating the effects of colour and light on a person’s visual and perceptual symptoms when they observe pattern and text, and where effective, prescribing the precision tinted filters to reduce these symptoms.

Important: These colours represent only a small sample of the colours available. A proper assessment is required to determine if you suffer from visual stress and help you select the precise colour to reduce your symptoms.

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