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Problems with the Eye Exam?
Do you or your child: Never get to 20/20? Read out the letters in a different order or skip to another line? Suffer from light sensitivity due to some of the testing procedures? Find you don’t need a prescription but still have problems reading such as: words going blurry or moving, eyes hurting, getting a headache? You may have Irlen Syndrome
July 29, 2020

What's the difference between Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome?
Dyslexia is a learning disorder involving difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. In other words difficulty ‘sounding out’ words when reading and discriminating the individual sounds in words to help with spelling.

Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing difficulty due to incorrect processing of light by the brain that results in difficulty perceiving the words on the page and sensitivity to the brightness of the white page. Words often move, change or blur. Whole sentences can wave and individual letters can move so the letters are read in the wrong order.
July 16, 2020

The Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic is now open for in-person Irlen Screenings and Irlen glasses appointments! We will be taking safety precautions.
However, for Irlen Screenings it is your personal choice whether you want to come in at the moment, as the ones that have been conducted by Video Conferencing over the last 3 months have been successful. Indeed after people have seen the differences the mailed reading overlays made to them some have already come back for the Irlen glasses!
June 24, 2020

The Irlen Institute

Irlen news from around the world (Africa):

Irlen in the news. Thank you to Irlen Screener, Kelly Matheny, and the Prattville Lions Club in Alabama for all of…

"Spectral filtering can be an effective tool for helping many young patients who experience visual–perceptual disto…

It's Giving Tuesday! Consider kicking off your season of giving by supporting the Irlen Syndrome Foundation and hel…

Julie, he has been reading 30 minutes every night with his overlay to work on his comprehension. I cannot tell you how huge this is. Prior to meeting with you last week he has never voluntarily read anything. We are thrilled! What a difference meeting you has made. Thank you.

18 year old’s mom

Welcome to the Irlen Clinic at the Krist Samaritan Center, Houston! Our mission is to spread awareness of Irlen Syndrome, and alleviate symptoms in those that suffer from this difficulty. We want you to be able to see real stories, and learn about how the Irlen Method has helped a wide variety of populations.


Try the questionnaires to find out if symptoms may be related to Irlen Syndrome.