Sunglasses With Purple Lenses
If you or your child suffer from blurred or moving text, letter swapping or any other of the symptoms listed, this could be your lucky day. In fact, what you are about to read may be helpful if you or your child suffer from one of the following:
- Reading and learning problems
- ADD, ADHD, Autism or Asperger Syndrome
- Behavioral or emotional problems
- Headaches, migraines, fatigue or other physical symptoms
- Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whip lash or concussions
- Certain medical and visual conditions
But let’s start with a story.
I have always been more auditory than visual. In class, I would listen to my teachers, ask questions and remember what I heard. It was not much use giving me a book to read for knowledge (although I loved reading stories). I would ask some who had read it to “just tell me” what they got out of it.
At the end of high school, I returned from 6 months as an exchange student abroad and had to prepare for some final exams. I got Ronit to read me her notes (she had superb notes, mind you, and I certainly enjoyed being with her and listening to her) and passed the exams with annoying success for those who had been in class for 6 months prior.
When I got to university, I had to read and write a lot more and was surprised to get splitting headaches after one page. After that, I got very little out of continuing to read, not to mention it was torture. Again, I got through it by spending a lot of time with my study group and engaging them in discussions about the material, as well as by always attending lectures.
Then, I decided I would have my eyes checked.
It turned out I had slight far-sight and slight astigmatism, so I got a pair of glasses. I could see better with them, but I was still tired at the end of the day and nearly always had a headache in the evening.
After a few years, I decided not to wear my glasses anymore. I did eye exercises and forced myself to read without glasses for a couple of months while on a long break and never put them back on again. Except I was still reading very slowly and my eyes would be the first part of me to “call it a day”.
A couple of years ago, I found out about Behavioral Optometry while looking for a way to help my son see better in class. Recently, I decided to find out if there was anything this field of science can do for me too.
I went “to have my eyes checked”, but Peter the optometrist kept saying to me, “We don’t see with our eyes. We see with our brain, so you’re actually having your brain checked”.