What is Irlen® Syndrome
Millions of people use Irlen® Lenses for Irlen Syndrome
But what is it? It
is not a learning disability
but can cause specific learning problems.
is not a visual difficulty
but can cause visual stress.
is a visual perceptual dysfunction
affected by lighting, glare, high contrast, patterns
is not an "eye problem" but a problem with
the brain processing visual information.
affects how you perceive the printed page.
It's tiring because you have to keep adapting to
distortions from print in the background.
can cause you to confuse letters, words and sentences, and numbers.
can be worse under bright or flourescent lights
makes it harder for you to deal with moving objects - balls, people, escalators etc. Bad for sportspeople!
puts another layer of stress, “visual stress” into the system and can increased symptoms for other difficulties such as PRSD or TBI.
can be easily and effectively dealt with through use of colour.
Optometrists and Irlen practitioners look for different information
What is Irlen Syndrome and what can you do about it
Watch the differences Irlen Overlays and Lenses can make
For more information see Irlen® Institute or the Australian Association pages AAIC