Coloured Overlay Assessments
Scientific research exists to show that coloured filters, known as “Coloured Overlays” can help some children to read better.
The coloured overlays can be placed over a page of a book so as to colour the text beneath without interfering with its clarity.
The use of the coloured overlays can help to reduce the perceptial distortions of text that some children sometimes describe. In these children, the use of a coloured overlay may help them read text more fluently, and therefore may reduce discomfort that they may have, which may lead to headaches when reading.
At Molsom Optometrists we are able assess the possible benefits of using overlays using a wide range of colours, because every child is individual and may not benefit from the same colour combination.