Adults try to control what’s happening on the page, especially if the print moves or there are halos and any other Irlen symptoms. However, it’s much harder to control the page if another image of the words goes onto the bottom or top of the page and mixes in with other words!
Some adults use speed reading courses to improve their skills, thinking by speed reading they’ll at least get the main idea… without having to read as much print! However this skill doesn’t always help if you have to read unfamiliar text and understand it enough to give the main ideas to your staff.
Although – having the staff summarise the information for you is another way to get around the problem – so long as the staff member has a good understanding of the information!
Adults are often unaware they have anything wrong or at least try to ignore this thought or put it down to, ‘I just get a few things happening with my vision. Maybe it’s my normal vision when the words go fuzzy and I have
to concentrate to refocus to remove the blurriness.’
Some people have become very successful at their jobs, so they also think they mustn’t have anything wrong. However, they often take longer to get through their work or use a huge amount of energy to get through their day.
They have found ways to control small areas of print so they just need to look at a small area – which still takes them a long time to read. Adults also rely heavily on their memory and determination, especially when
it’s often hard to think clearly all the time when they haven’t had their Irlen symptoms corrected.
Your Irlen lenses should always make your eyes feel comfortable when reading and although you have Irlen colour filters in your lenses the page will still be white, but a softer more comfortable white. Print will become clear and solid on the page. If your environment moves when it shouldn’t or you see in 2D and not 3D then this too will be corrected with the correct Irlen filters.
Vision glasses must be correct before having the correct Irlen tint dyed into the lenses!
Often when people hear the term, ‘dyslexia’, they think they know what you’re experiencing with Irlen Syndrome. They can’t be more wrong. The two conditions can certainly occur together but the processing is occurring in
different parts of the brain. Dyslexia is a result of poor organisation in the left hemisphere of the brain. Irlen Syndrome is a processing deficiency that occurs in the mid brain and visual cortex due to sensitivity to certain
wavelengths of light.
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Gives hope, as the words will stay in place.
Learning will be so much easier and the bright/fluorescent lighting will
be filtered so you’ll feel calm to cope with your job or to learn new sport
skills and learn at school.