A 21 year old approached the Krist Irlen Clinic Houston/Galveston explaining she was ‘LOSING HER SIGHT’ and wondering if the Irlen Method could help someone who had all the symptoms but ‘TO THE EXTREME’.
She had CONCUSSIONS as a child, frequent pain from FIBROMYALGIA, MIGRAINES from LIGHT SENSITIVITY and hadn’t been able to read for 5 years. She wore the darkest sunglasses and had to navigate by touching walls.
Here is her testimony on how the Irlen Filters, with a unique color prescribed just for her, have helped her:
“These glasses have changed my life! Before, I was at the point where I was having to apply for SSDI (Disability); miserable considering I’m still so young. Before, I couldn’t be exposed to light for more than half an hour before I knew a migraine was on its way. Terrible depth perception, reading and pattern recognition problems. High strung and feeling overwhelmed all the time, with other complications as well- but the aforementioned being the worst.
While these issues have not completely vanished, they have reduced significantly! From 30 minutes of daytime freedom to 4.5 hours. I have my dexterity and agility back (I used to be a gymnast) and don’t need to navigate by touch any more. My Depth perception has also greatly increased, I can now see in 3D, and I can see many more shades of color! I’m so much happier, so much more tranquil, it’s like I have been given my freedom back!
If someone like me, whose Irlen Syndrome was surprisingly debilitating can be helped, others can too. I had my reservations at first, but being desperate, I got tested anyway because at the time no one (or doctor) could find out what was going on with me and I was at the end of my rope. One doctor even said it was “All in my head” but the Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston) recognized my symptoms. Thank God I did get tested because now I have my life back! I’m going to celebrate by going to the movies. I haven’t been able to do that for over 5 years!”