The ReadEZ Screening System
Screening and managing Meares-Irlen syndrome made simple…
What is it?
The ReadEZ Screening System is designed for teachers, eductional psychologists, optometrists, orthoptists and other professionals who are involved with the diagnosis and management of Meares-Irlen syndrome. The Screening System includes everything required to diagnose and manage Meares-Irlens syndrome including powerful software app which will run on on any Windows-based PC, a set of 13 trial clip-ons, 12 ReadEZ Overlays and 12 ReadEZ Reading Guides.
Registered users of the ReadEZ Screening System are entitled to significant discounts on the range of ReadEZ Overlays, Reading Guides, Clip-ons and Spectacles.
How it works
The ReadEZ Screening Software simulates the effects of coloured overlays and spectacles by changing the background colour of the screen. To determine the optimum colour, a sample of text is displayed on the screen while the colour of the background is changed systematically. The observer is asked to report which colour is most comfortable or minimises their symptoms. The effectiveness of the colours is assessed using a test devised by Professor Wilkins known as the Rate of Reading. Computer screening is fast, thorough and sensitive and compares very favourably with manual screening.
Professor Thomson explains …
Step by step …
The patient views a passage of text on the screen against a white background and is asked to rate the severity of any symptoms they may experience.
Baseline rate of reading:
The patient is required to read a paragraph or random words against a white background. The number of words read in one minute and the number of errors made is recorded. This forms a baseline for the fluency of reading.
Two colours are presented and the patient is required to select the “more comfortable” colour. The computer uses a sophisticated algorithm to compare different combinations of colours in order to determine the best colour overall. This algorithm generates a number of indices describing the consistency of the patient’s responses.
Rate of reading with preferred colour:
Having determined the preferred colour, the program repeats the rate of reading test with this colour in order to establish if the ReadEZ tint improves the fluency of reading. An improvement of 10% is generally considered to be the threshold for prescribing a coloured overlay.
The software includes a powerful integrated database for storing results and generating reports. Full details of every screening are stored automatically avoiding the need to take any notes during the test
The program presents a visual comparison of the symptoms and rate of reading result with and without a coloured overlayor tinted lens.
The software includes a powerful report generator. Produce clear and attractive reports using the templates included or design your own reports.
The ReadEZ Screening System includes the following:
- ReadEZ Screening Software
- Trial Set of 13 ReadEZ Clip-Ons in presentaion case
- Set of 12 ReadEZ Overlays
- Set or 12 ReadEZ Reading Guides
- Detailed instructions
- Full email and telephone support for 2 years
For further information about the ReadEZ Screening System, you can download and information leaflet and a full manual below.
We were getting a lot of requests to check for Meares-Irlen syndrome but could not really justify spending thousands on the testing kit. Then along came ReadEZ which gave us everything we need for under £500. It works brilliantly!
The ReadEZ software brings Meares-Irlen testing kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
I was always a bit embarrassed charging patients for waving around a series of overlays. The ReadEZ screening system looks so much more professional and I can give each patient a detailed report of their results.
Since becoming a ReadEZ Test Centre, I have received an influx of patients. If you manage to help one patient word spreads like wildfire. It has been a great practice builder.
A really slick bit of software. Obviously developed by people who understand the condition.