IRLEN® Centre North West
UNDERSTANDING IRLEN® SYNDROME
also called SCOTOPIC SENSITIVITY SYNDROME and MEARS IRLEN SYNDROME.
Irlen® Syndrome causes eye problems for many people because it alters the way they
see things. These eye problems are based on their visual perception. The eyes are
not the main source of the problem. The problems are caused by the way in which the
brain interprets the visual information that is being sent through the eyes. Having
Irlen Syndrome prevents many people from reading effectively and efficiently. Individuals
with Irlen Syndrome perceive reading material and/or their environment differently.
They must constantly make adaptations or compensate for their eye problems. Individuals
are often unaware of the extra energy and effort they are putting into reading and
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF IRLEN SYNDROME?
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Problems related to reading may be caused by Irlen Syndrome
IRLEN® syndrome can be a part of the problem for people who have Eye Problems, Dyslexia,
ADD/HD, Autism, Asperger syndrome, Dyspraxia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Migraine
If your interest is in Autism try the Research Autism web site.
Irlen filters®, both as overlays and spectacles, are available only from accredited
Irlen® Centres and are a proven, effective treatment for Irlen Syndrome and the eye
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