Visual Stress: What you nee to know & your options


Visual Stress can occur despite normal vision. It includes eye problems such as light sensitivity, reading difficulties – such as movement and blurring of print – and headaches from exposure to certain visual patterns. Visual stress can cause print distortion, rapid fatigue, headaches and eyestrain when reading. The severity of these symptoms varies according to each individual. Approximately 5% of the population is severely affected by visual stress and 20% to a lesser degree.


Visual stress is also a condition that some children may suffer when learning to read. When identified in children of early reading age, there are some straightforward solutions, such as the application of coloured overlays, which can be employed with great success to prevent unnecessary struggling.

Simon Falk Eyecare is delighted to be offering visual stress clinics at our Opticians in Leeds. Caroline Wilson, who teaches at Bradford University Optometry School, where she is completing her Phd in Visual Stress, offers this service. The assessment includes a full eye exam (retinal screening is extra) and an in-depth analysis of the Binocular Vision System, an essential part of visual perception, to determine how the two eyes work together. From these assessments, we will be able to advise on appropriate solutions to help overcome your individual symptoms.


What our customers say

“My experience of using Simon Falk Opticians has been a positive one...


...I felt my eye test was careful and thorough. Armed with an accurate prescription i explained to one of the team requirements for the type of frame I was looking for. she listened carefully and found frames that would be suitable for my prescription as well to my liking. Members of staff are courteous and well organized. I have been using Simon Falk for less than a year but in that time aftercare has been excellent.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon Falk Opticians to friends and family.”


Mrs Cruickshank


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Simon Falk Eyecare is your local, independent Opticians in Leeds. Established in 1999, we have built up a reputation for our meticulous eyecare.

Using the highest standard of eyecare equipment, our experienced team of friendly professionals is dedicated to providing the optimum quality of service and eyecare, tailored to your individual needs.

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The frames and contact lenses we stock are chosen for their quality and style, and you can count on us to help you select the ideal eyecare product to suit you.


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