Irlen® Syndrome 

Perceptual Problems

IRLEN® Centre North West

UK

 

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 perception.

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 and Headaches.

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 problems that it causes.  For further information concerning this web site or if you know of a site you feel that we should link to contact info@irlen.org.uk .  

View the Irlen Institute web site at www.irlen.com 

View the UK Irlen Centres web site at www.irlenuk.com

For news of the next Irlen Syndrome Conference go to Irlen Events

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GENERAL PROBLEMS

• Strain working under bright lighting

 

• Difficulty finding comfortable lighting

 

• Poor concentration• Lack of attention

 

• Strain working at a computer

 

• Glare from bright objects

 

• Eye strain

 

• Headaches from:- reading, computers, lighting, TV, supermarkets

READING

• Poor comprehension

 

• Skips words or lines

 

• Reads slowly or hesitantly

 

• Loses place

 

• Takes frequent breaks

 

• Avoids reading

 

• Eye strain

JUDGING DISTANCES

• Clumsy

• Accident prone

• Bumps into things

• Difficulty catching small balls

 

OTHER PROBLEMS

• Difficulty with number columns

• Difficult reading music

• Difficulty writing on a line

• Unequal spacing when writing

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