Coloured overlays and Irlen coloured lenses, which stabilize print, can do more than just help people to read.
Over the years I’ve seen many people helped with the removal of their symptoms by using Irlen lenses.
I have worn mine for some time and find that reading on a white background is easier and more comfortable. Working on the computer is also much easier. I wear Irlen lenses when going into brightly lit supermarkets and malls, and then I can cope with all the noise and people around me.
Now Cornell University is using neuroscience for studying the brain and cognition and how Irlen lenses can help. This research is a huge step forward from previous research.
What is Irlen Syndrome?
Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder i.e. it’s a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. It’s not an optical problem.
When light acts as a stressor on the brain, the brain isn’t able to correctly process the visual information it receives. The brain works harder, is overactive, and this slows down productivity and puts extra strain and fatigue on your body.
What areas can Irlen Syndrome affect?
Academic – difficulty with reading, maths & reading music
Print looks different
Environment looks different
Poor depth perception
Poor sports performance
Even a few of the above symptoms can mean Irlen Syndrome is affecting you.
Irlen lenses help all the above symptoms & may also help if you suffer from …
Dyslexia, ADD/HD, Autism, Aspergers, light sensitivity, traumatic brain injury (TBI) – whiplash & concussion, autoimmune diseases.