Do words move on the page?
Do bright lights or sunlight bother you?
If so you may be experiencing symptoms of Irlen Syndrome®
Irlen Syndrome® is a perceptual dysfunction that can affect reading, writing, depth perception and attention and concentration.
What are the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome ®?
Light Sensitivity: Some of us are sensitive to glare, brightness and bright lights and especially fluorescent lighting. Some of us have trouble with bright flashing lights. Our reactions may include discomfort, headaches and difficulty concentrating while reading or working under fluorescent lights.
Difficulty with Print: Some of us are unable to read print easily and free from perceptual distortions. Printed letters, words, numbers and musical notes may move, blur, or disappear.
Inattention: Some of us have difficulty concentrating while reading, writing or working on a computer. Often we become restless and fatigued.
Restricted Span of Recognition: Some of us only see a very small part of the page which makes reading and playing music difficult. Speed reading becomes impossible and reading comprehension can suffer.
Poor Depth Perception: Some of us park by touch, have difficulty getting on and off escalators, and prefer not to play sports with fast moving balls.
Headaches & Migraines: Some of us react to light with headaches, stomachaches, sleepiness, migraines, dizziness, and fatigue. When light and visual stress cause these symptoms, Irlen lens can be an effective and noninvasive solution.
Over Stimulation: Many individuals, particularly those with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, light-induced epilepsy, and Tourette’s may be overly stimulated by lights, colors, patterns, high contrast, or movement. Irlen lens can help many.
What is the treatment?
The treatment for Irlen Syndrome® was developed by Helen Irlen and consists of altering the color or length of the light waves entering the eye through the use of colored overlays and filters worn as glasses. Irlen filters® modify the light which minimizes or eliminates the visual distortions and can allow improved reading rate, comprehension and sustained attention.
The price for the initial Irlen Screening is $250 and includes your overlays!
- Irlen Institute
- Learning Ally
- San Bernardino Inland Regional Center
Please click on the "Irlen" link above to be taken to the Irlen.com website for more information and to try the different colored backgrounds to see the one that works best for you. See you soon!
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