“…Delivering effective solutions to approx. 90% of those with symptoms of dyslexia”

We fully understand the challenges that can exist with visual stress and dyslexia. Through his own personal challenges with dyslexia, Principal Optometrist, Noel McCrystal, embarked on a journey of detecting and helping individuals with dyslexia.

Having worked initially with ‘Chromagen’, a patented system of colour treatment, as well as acquiring an ‘Intuitive Colorimeter’ machine to open up all the possibilities of further colour permutations, we still observed a gap in treatment methods. Following further research, Noel completed a Diploma in ‘Schoolvision’, which investigates the muscular anomalies that exist both inside and around the outside of the eyeball, in an accurate process aimed exclusively at stabilising the dominant eye. In adopting this Programme, in conjunction with previous knowledge, the Practice has seen substantial improvements in practically all patients. Most recently, we have introduced ‘Orthoscopics’ into the practice enabling a comprehensive range of offerings to both children and adults with ‘non-muscular’ dyslexia and multisensory problems.

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The symptoms of dyslexia generally include some or all of the following:

Movement or ‘shimmering’ of the printed text Letter/word reversals
‘Losing position’ on the page Blurring of text
Headaches or visual discomfort ‘Patterns’ in the print (e.g. swirling, fading, rivers)
Tiring easily whilst reading Letters changing size or shape

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If you would like to find out more information please call us on 02887 722379 or email us at
icare@mccrystalopticians.com

You may notice all or some of the following when your child is reading:

  • Slowness or difficulty in reading print
  • The reader moving closer or further away 
from the page
  • Becoming restless quickly
  • Skipping words or lines
  • Rubbing of eyes and blinking excessively
  • Low self-esteem