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Letters Treating reading difficulties with colour

Authors’ reply to Evans and Allen

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5889
  1. Philip G Griffiths, consultant ophthalmologist1,
  2. Lisa M Henderson, lecturer2,
  3. Robert H Taylor, consultant ophthalmologist3,
  4. Brendan Barrett, professor of visual development4
  1. 1St Bernard’s Hospital, Harbour Views Road, Gibraltar
  2. 2Department of Psychology, University of York, York, UK
  3. 3Department of Ophthalmology, York Hospital, York, UK,
  4. 4School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
  1. philip.griffiths{at}

We thank Professors Evans and Allen for their interest in our article.1 2

The charity websites we reviewed refer to colour as though it offers a scientific, evidence based treatment; none referred to feedback from the membership. For example, one charity website makes the claim that “Research in the UK and in Australia shows that people who need coloured filters, who are said …

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