Irlen Syndrome often results in DEPTH PERCEPTION issues
CLUMSY? BUMP into things and people? Difficulty judging DISTANCES? Problems HITTING or CATCHING balls? You may have Irlen Syndrome, which is a perceptual processing disorder.
11 year old Jordan returned to the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic, Houston/Galveston, after having such a success reading with a colored overlay (clear, plastic sheet of a particular color). He was keen to find out if we could find an Irlen tint to be worn in plano (no prescription) glasses that could also help with his LIGHT SENSTIVITY and DEPTH PERCEPTION issues.
Jordan explained “I wish lights were darker so I don’t get headaches when reading” and “I wish I would feel more comfortable when walking, that I didn’t trip or fall over.” In particular Jordan can’t walk in a straight line tending to go from right to left - to combat this he walks leaning against the wall so he can tell where he is in the environment.
After we combined different colors to find his Irlen tint we found that his DEPTH PERCEPTION changed, things were closer and clearer. We tested the color out in a very bright corridor. In this VIDEO he explains differences he notices, including that with the color the walls weren’t MOVING any more!
For more information on Irlen Syndrome and the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic please visit www.yaxley-irlen.com