This community is for anyone suffering symptoms of visual stress. There is a recognised visual processing disorder, known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Irlen Syndrome, Visual Stress, or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, but the symptoms of visual stress can also occur with a number of conditions, from CFIDS/ME to autism spectrum disorders, migraine to epilepsy. There's a strong correlation between visual processing disorder and dyslexia, and some people with visual processing problems have co-existing auditory processing disorder or other neurological issues.
Visual stress takes the form of unpleasant visual distortions when reading, and eyestrain or headaches may also be noticed. It is commonly treated with the use of colour, either in the form of tinted overlays or tinted spectacles. You can read more about it here
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