SO WHAT IS COLORIMETRY?
‘Intuitive Colorimetry’ is a specialised clinical test that we offer to determine if a patient would benefit from using a specific precision tint for use in spectacles, with or without a prescription.
If the results are positive, the test indicates the ideal tint. The colour and depth of the tint required is different for everyone.
It is recommended to have an eye examination first. The optometrist may then recommend whether colorimetry is likely to be of benefit.
The optometrist will review the results of the colorimetry with each individual.
WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM COLORIMETRY?
While Opticians have the most up to date Colorimeter. The latest computer software allows us to achieve the most precise results.
Dyslexic patients can sometimes experience a dramatic and life-changing improvement in the comfort, clarity and fluency of their reading. For others it can be less dramatic, but still greatly improves their comfort and stamina for reading and writing. We are working alongside local schools and colleges to help their students in this way and we have found that those using coloured overlays benefit from Colorimetry testing.
Many patients also benefit if they suffer from ‘pattern glare’ or ‘visual stress’ when reading and writing (or using computer screens and other mobile devices, such as tablets and mobile phones). This is true even if they have not been diagnosed with dyslexia. Such patients comment that these tasks are made much easier and more comfortable with the precision tint, and that they feel less tired and more efficient.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Autism can also be dramatically helped in many cases, and a precision tint is thought to be of significant benefit in at least 80% of such patients!
Migraine is another problem that can be significantly improved with Colorimetry and a precision tint. During the test it usually becomes very obvious if the tint will help, as there can be a marked improvement in comfort noticed by the patient with the correct tint. A reduction in the visual trigger to migraine can be expected to follow.