About Alison Lawson


In 1953, after obtaining a dilploma of Australian Othroptics (D.A.O.) Mrs Alison Lawson practised orthoptics at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Camperdown, where, two years later she became head of the orthoptic clinic.


In 1954, she was invited to be a member of the orthoptic clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and later, at the Royal North Shore Medical Centre at St Leonards.


To gain overseas experience, Mrs Lawson went to England in 1959, and was invited to join the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London, and later, alternated between orthoptic clinic, the Royal County Hospital in Surrey, St Lukes Hospital, and Guilford. For some time Mrs Lawson was also in private practice with several leading ophthalmologists in England.


Mrs Lawson returned to Australia, taking further courses, including that of Tutor Orthoptist, which qualified her to train Orthoptists.

Mrs Lawson accepted the position of head orthoptist with a group of seven eye surgeons in Parramatta, which she combined with a private practice in Gosford. During this time, she specialised with children who had learning problems and undertook extensive research into the visual cortex.


In April of 1979, Mrs Lawson patented a machine known as the Lawson Anti-Suppression Devise (LASD), which was used for the treatment of amblyopia.


A treatment for visual dyslexia was developed. This treatment was patented on 11th July 1996 with Griffith Hack and Co. acting as patent attorneys.

The treatment for visual dyslexia is basically 10 treatments of an hour duration, using the LASD with strict home exercises: There are no drugs, coloured glasses or anything other than a totally scientific and medically based treatment.

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