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Key visual stress researchers

Dr. Arnold J. Wilkins 


Dr. Wilkins is the leading authority on visual stress and the use of colour to mitigate the associated symptoms. While a senior researcher in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit of the Medical Research Council (UK) Dr. Wilkins developed the Intuitive Colorimeter® device that is used today in vision research and teaching schools, and the primary medical device for determining the optimal filter tint for relieving visual stress.  


Dr. Wilkins has written several books and been published several hundred times in peer-reviewed psychology, neurology, optometry, ophthalmology and education journals. 


For more information on his research and professional activities:

Arnold J. Wilkins - personal ResearchGate site

Arnold J. Wilkins - University of Essex profile page

List of publications available on the University of Essex site

Links to videos on Visual Stress 


Dr. Peter Allen  


Dr. Allen is a professor in the Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University (UK). He has been actively involved with research into visual stress since 2007, focusing on pattern-related visual stress, the use of colour as a therapeutic intervention in children with developmental disorders (ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and Autism), and has published many papers on the subject. 


For more information on his research and professional activities:

Peter Allen - personal ResearchGate site

Prof Peter Allen - Anglia Ruskin University profile page 


Dr. Bruce Evans 


Professor Evans is Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry in London. His main research interests relate to binocular vision (orthoptics), visual factors in dyslexia, visual stress, orthoptics, contact lenses, and glaucoma. He has lectured and published extensively and in 2001 published the book Dyslexia and Vision and in 2010 he co-authored a book on Vision and Reading Difficulties for eyecare professionals. Professor Evans has published over 250 articles.  


For more information on his research and professional activities:

Bruce Evans - personal ResearchGate site

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