How is it diagnosed?
An visual stress test involves a documentation of symptoms and a thorough eye examination by an optometrist to rule out any other causes of the visual symptoms. The patient is then given a Pattern Glare Test – this will highlight any visual stress that they may experience when reading print, and will show whether or not coloured lenses could be of benefit.
Each individual with Meares-Irlen Syndrome has a unique colour tint that is perfect for them – the key is finding that exact match for each patient.
This is where the Intuitive Colorimeter comes into play.
This machine helps the patient and optometrist find the perfect colour and tint level – out of 18, 000 possible combinations.
Once the perfect colour is found, the patient can try reading through the tint to see if it helps them. The immediate positive impact is often remarkable.