visual stress ruler

Crossbow Education offers learning tools for all readers, especially with Visual Stress or dyslexia issues. I was interested in the Eye Level Reading Rulers for my son who is 7.  He is just starting to read chapter books and struggles with keeping his place on the page.

The Eye Level Reading Ruler is a small overlay designed specifically to benefit those with Visual Stress and dyslexia. Not only does the Eye Level Reading Ruler work to reduce the symptoms of Visual Stress, it also highlights and underlines text, making it easier for the dyslexic reader to keep their place on the page they are reading.  Even though my son does not have visual stress and dyslexia issues that we are aware of, he does have trouble sitting still. Due to his constant movement, I had high hopes for the Eye Level Reading Ruler.

The Eye Level Reading Ruler comes in 10 colors: yellow, celery, grass, jade, aqua, sky, purple, magenta, pink, and orange.

My son really liked all the colors and really didn’t have a preference for a particular color.  It was considered a treat to pick out the colored ruler for the day.  When finish reading a chapter, he would use the ruler for a bookmark. The rulers definitely lived up to my high expectations.  He no longer had trouble losing his place on the page. He often would skip a line all together.

visual stress ruler

I actually enjoyed using the rulers myself when reading my Bible each morning. I prefer the yellow for some reason. Sometimes small print makes me feel overwhelmed, but the ruler made it easy for me to follow and focus.

I recommend The Eye Level Reading Ruler for all new readers regardless if they have visual stress or dyslexia issues. I used a similar type product with my one of my older sons when he was having trouble focusing on the page, too.  It’s such an easy solution for the reader and will help build confidence.

Buy It  

Crossbow Education has a Pack of 10 Eye Level Reading Rulers for $16.95. It is a great way to decide what colors work for each of your children. Once making a preference, it is recommended you order just those particular colors.

Have you noticed any signs of visual stress or dyslexia in your children? If so, how did your children cope?

I received this product in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was given.