Man on the Moon helps raise awareness of dyslexia

Practice holds book-signing event featuring award-winning children’s author Simon Bartram

Man on the Moon helps raise awareness of dyslexia

AOP Awards 2015 Practice of the Year runner-up, Andrew & Rogers Optometrists, held a book signing event featuring award-winning children’s author and illustrator Simon Bartram to mark National Dyslexia Awareness Week, and to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the condition.

Mr Bartram entertained child and adult visitors alike with his illustrations, and personalised copies of his famous Man on the Moon book series.

The event was supported by the British Dyslexia Association and the Beverley Literature Festival, with donations collected for the local branch of the charity, Dyslexia Action. Kip McGrath Education Centres also provided information leaflets for the event.

Optometrist partner at Andrew & Rogers Optometrists, Roger Smyth, said: "Simon's books have such great illustrations, and are really colourful, making them a perfect focus to help reluctant and/or dyslexic readers to get engaged with literature."

The practice specialises in precision tints to help people who suffer from dyslexia and visual stress, using the Intuitive Colorimeter. It also works closely with the University of Hull, as well as local schools and colleges to support dyslexic students.