Schoolvision Case Records

Charlotte

Charlotte is a 17 year old girl who struggles to read as the words merge and float around. The Schoolvision Assessment found she had an accommodation insufficiency so she has to exert a lot of extra focusing effort to be able to read. She also has difficulties with poor contrast text and a yellow tint enhanced her vision.

She was given yellow tinted reading spectacles.

Her reading speed at the assessment was 29.27 seconds.

Her reading speed after she had Schoolvision spectacles for 6 weeks was 24.59 seconds, an increase of 16%. She found reading much more comfortable, the words no longer moved around. Charlotte now enjoys to read and finds reading much more comfortable.

Kimberley

Kimberley is a 9 year old girl who has severe dyslexia and is quite hyperactive.

A routine eye examination showed no particular eye anomaly, but Schoolvision Assessment found she had an accommodation insufficiency, struggling to focus on print.

Her reading speed at the assessment was 2 minutes 12 seconds.

Her reading speed with yellow tinted bifocal Schoolvision spectacles was 1 minute 24 seconds. An increase of 36%.

She found it immediately easier to look at a page of writing with the Schoolvision spectacles.

Alex

Alex is an intelligent 7 year old boy. He complains that the words appear small when he reads and has quite poor handwriting.

Schoolvision Assessment demonstrated that he had a very unstable focusing system. Schoolvision spectacles were given to relax the accommodation (focusing system).

His reading speed at the assessment was 1 minute 14 seconds.

His reading speed with Schoolvision spectacles was 57 seconds, a 22% increase in reading speed.

After having spectacles for a few weeks his parents and School have noticed quite a significant improvement in Alex’s reading.

Tasmin

Tasmin is a 9 year old girl. She is dyslexic and has extra tuition at school. On routine eye examination she appears to have normal distance vision but struggles to see to read for no obvious reason.

On Schoolvision Assessment she reports that the words dance around when she tries to read. The Assessment found she had accommodation and convergence insufficiency, so the eyes weren’t focusing enough and not turning in enough to the point she was reading.

Her reading speed at the assessment was 2 minutes 24 seconds

She was provided with tan tinted Schoolvision bifocal spectacles which improved the reading speed 16% to 2 minutes 1 second initially, but I would expect further improvement as she relearns to read. Tasmin reports that reading is much easier with the spectacles; her parents say that  she actually wants to read now and her behaviour has improved as the frustration of not being able to see to read has gone.

Tasmin was put up a level in Maths and Literacy after she had had the Schoolvision spectacles for 2 weeks. We hope this is the start of great improvements for her.

Gabriella

Gabriella is a 7 year old girl. She presents with no specific symptoms, but does have an alternating squint. This means she is never using both eyes at the same time.

On routine eye examination she is quite long sighted so spectacles have been given for distance and reading.

On Schoolvision Assessment she was found to have an accommodation insufficiency, so Schoolvision bifocal spectacles were prescribed to enhance her reading vision.

Her reading speed at the Assessment was 1 minute 23 seconds.

Her reading speed with Schoolvision spectacles was 1 minute 22 seconds. Although this was not much of an improvement, Gabriella reported that reading was a lot more comfortable through the bifocals.

At Gabriella’s 3 month review her mother has reported little improvement in School work, however she looks over the top of the spectacles most of the time. She has been given slighty larger spectacles with a stronger bifocal lens which improved her CRST reading speed to 96.76 seconds. Hopefully we will now start to see an improvement in her school work.

Courtney

Courtney is a 10 year old girl who has been getting extra help at school. She has the extra tuition with 4 other children but is easily distracted as she is quite hyperactive. She has not had a dyslexic diagnosis but shows all the tendencies.

On routine eye examination she appears to have normal vision and has not been prescribed spectacles in the past.

Schoolvision Assessment showed she had both accommodation and convergence insufficiency.

Her reading speed at the Assessment was 1 minute 10 seconds.

Her reading speed with Schoolvision yellow bifocal spectacles was 35 seconds, a 50% improvement in reading speed.

Instantly she was happier to look at text and the yellow tint made everything around the room much clearer and the eyes felt more comfortable. She had been quite hyperactive during the Assessment but with the Schoolvision tinted spectacles seem to calm down instantly.