Layering of colors during testing creates precise Irlen Filters
Racquel is 17 years old and came to the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston) to get Irlen Filters (colored glasses) to help her when reading. She has Irlen Syndrome which is a visual processing issue (to do with the brain not the eyes).
As is often the case she saw lots of other differences (not just with reading) when she found the correct color combination to stop visual overload. Not only was it found that she sees fuzzy, white dots (visual snow) everywhere but the hallways and doors are usually blurry and shifting, no wonder she gets dizzy when walking and drifts to the right. As we layered the colors to alleviate all of these difficulties she commented on how each layer helped in a particular way, and she wanted to share this VIDEO to promote awareness of how precise the colors must be – it does not work to try to tint glasses the same color as the reading overlay! (overlay is provided as a first step, a colored sheet placed over text). She is wearing the hat to test whether she is sensitive to side light from the window!