Irlen East for the east of England

07745 333314

Symptoms of Irlen Syndrome

  • chronic migraines
  • eye strain
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • abdominal pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • sensory overload
  • low confidence
  • lack of self-esteem
  • reading and comprehension problems
  • handwriting difficulties

Other difficulties

Under-achievement in exams for an otherwise bright student.

Light sensitivity

Problems with glare, fluorescent lights, sunlight and/or night driving.

Difficulty and discomfort concentrating when working under bright or fluorescent lights.

Problems with contrast

Difficulty reading from high gloss white paper.

The page may appear too bright and uncomfortable.

Problems with print

Difficulty reading print, numbers or musical notation

Problems may include print that shifts, shakes, moves, doubles, disappears and is difficult to perceive.

Restricted reading span

Inability to read several words as a group.

Slow at copying or reasearch.

This makes it difficult to skim or speed read, creating problems with tracking and identifying words.

Lack of attention

Difficulty in concentrating when reading, listening or doing school work.

May take frequent breaks, look away, become restless, fidgety or tired.

Poor depth perception

Clumsy and may have difficulty catching balls.

Inability to judge distances accurately, especially when driving.

Uncertain when using escalators, stairs or revolving doors.

Comfort through Colour


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