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Coloured Overlays and Tinted Lenses

Cerium Coloured overlays

Cerium Coloured Overlays are used widely both in the classroom and by vision professionals in practice. Significant improvements in both reading rate and accuracy are common when the optimum overlay is prescribed.

Cerium Overlays are coloured sheets of robust transparent plastic that are placed over a page of text when reading. The overlay assessment packs are used as a screening tool to identify the benefits of working with colour.

The Cerium premium overlay testing set includes the Wilkins Rate of Reading Test, which measures improvements in both reading speed and accuracy with the chosen optimum overlay.

To understand some of the ongoing research into the many benefits of using overlays, as well as tips on everyday use of overlays, more information can be found here

Precision Tinted Lenses

Did you know that you can also have a pair of spectacles tinted to a much more specific colour?

Whilst coloured overlays are a useful tool they may not offer the best long-term solution. The range of colours is limited, compared with the thousands of colour combinations available from the Intuitive Colorimeter.

Specific coloured lenses are more suitable for copying from the board or from another book.  The colour of the lenses is usually different from the colour you have chosen as an overlay.

In many cases the lenses help achieve greater improvements and benefits but can also be essential for those who are particularly light sensitive in terms of offering greater comfort from glare and preventing headaches.

At A B OPTICS we offer Intuitive Colorimetry assessments and will provide the optimum precision tinted lenses together with any refractive prescription where required.

 

NB: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT A FULL EYE EXAMINATON IS CARRIED OUT ALONG WITH THE USE OF COLOUR. THIS WILL RULE OUT ANY OTHER VISUAL ANOMALIES WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE NEED FOR AN OCCULAR CORRECTION OR VISUAL TRAINING.