Irlen Syndrome is not a vision problem in the accepted sense and sufferers often have no difficulty reading.
Irlen Syndrome is a complex condition which causes stress to the individual resulting in a variety of problems.
These problems can range from physical symptoms including:
and abdominal pain
Neurological and psychological symptoms such as:
depression and anxiety
and lack of self-esteem
The educational difficulties are more widely known, such as:
reading and comprehension problems
under achievement in exams for an otherwise bright child
Undiagnosed, the problems continue into adulthood bringing the same difficulties to the work place and home.
It is a complex and variable condition which can often coexist with learning difficulties. Irlen Syndrome may be found in combination with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dysphasia, or hyperactivity. This light sensitivity can also lead to overloading the other senses, often triggering distress and migraines.
Irlen Screeners are certified to administer the first testing session and determine whether an individual will benefit from further evaluation for Irlen Spectral Filters, the specific areas of improvement, and the amount of improvement for reading and other academic activities. There are thousands of certified Irlen Screeners worldwide. For a screener near to you, contact Irlen East. Irlen diagnosticians are certified to administer both diagnostic screening and testing for tinted spectral filter lenses.
Only Irlen Diagnosticians are certified to test and determine your customised spectral filters worn as Irlen glasses or contact lenses.
The brain scan illustrates the difference within the brain of a sufferer of Irlen Syndrome. The person was reading during this scan.
The top picture shows the individual's brain being overloaded with information and busy.
The bottom picture is the same person's brain, this time whilst wearing Irlen Spectral Filters.
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