A Check list of symptoms
A short questionnaire without explanations - for a more comprehensive self assessment go to further reading


answer yes or no and total number of yes answers

1. Do the words or letters ever appear jumbled / strange?
2. Do the words or letters reverse or invert?
3. Do the words or letters change sequence?
4. Do the words or letters move to a different part of the page?
5. Do parts of the words or letters disappear?
6. Do you get double vision or multiple images?
7. Do words / letters / background change colour, fade or become “blotchy”
8. Does the text become hard to observe?
9. Is fixation or tracking difficult?
10. Do you see extra words or letters in the text?
11. Do you have difficulty remembering what you have just read?
12.Do you miscopy words regularly?
11. Do any of the letters or words vibrate?
12. Do you get headaches or discomfort when reading?
13. Do you have difficulty filtering background noise?
14. Are some sounds painful?
15. Do you have difficulty following a moving ball?
16. Do the words or letters crowd?
17. Do you trip or have difficulties with steps or stairs?
18. Do you suffer from allergies?

Total yes

If over 6 - likely to be a problem
Over 10 = major problem!