What are the symptoms?
Discomfort in fluorescent light, sunlight, bright lights, glare, lights at night.
Poor depth perception
Problems judging distance or spatial relationships, causing difficulty with stairs, escalators, sports, driving and perspective.
Eyestrain & headaches
Sore, dry or watery eyes, headaches and migraine, drowsiness and fatigue from computers, reading and lighting.
Attention deficit disorders
Difficulty concentrating, listening and completing work.
Contrast & colour sensitivity
Difficulty with black print on white paper, bright colours, white boards and patterns such as stripes and polka dots.
Inability to read words in groups or see whole objects clearly in the environment.
Inability to develop or make use of reading skills due to skipping of words/lines, rereading of information, slow reading rate, problems with tracking and poor comprehension.
Distortions of print
Problems with print seeming to move, fade, disappear, swirl, blur and form patterns. The light background can dominate or sparkle and shimmer
Cross Bow Education provide different coloured reading rulers which may help alleviate the glare students experience when reading black text on white paper.