Colourful solution to reading problems
A COMPANY is manufacturing a revolutionary new machine which could help millions of people to improve their reading.
Optical component manufacturer Cerium, based in Appledore Road, Tenterden, officially launched its new mark three version of the Intuitive Colourimeter at a ceremony in London, alongside its creator Professor Arnold Wilkins.
The instrument, which the company has spent 12 years helping to research and refine after receiving a grant from the Medical Research Council, is to be sold to optometrists around the world.
According to the company, it identifies a colour which could improve a person’s reading.
Those who suffer from reading problems – sometimes akin to the strobe effect of wavy lines on the eye – can be helped thanks to the inclusion of a certain colour. This means that tinted lenses can be added to glasses, even to plain glass in the case of those who do not normally wear spectacles.
General manager Claire Armstrong said: “I have seen children who have gone from reading 12 words a minute to 80 words a minute with just a colour in a lens.”
Claire Armstrong, of Cerium, with the new mark three Intuitive Colourimeter