Irlen Syndrome can create VISUAL DISTORTIONS in the environment
Does Irlen Syndrome (a visual processing difficulty) just affect READING? Well, sometimes but not often. It makes sense that if words DISTORT or MOVE on the page that similar things may happen in the environment.
Adeyn is 7 years old and explained, during her Irlen Screening at the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston), that when looking at words or numbers they “POP OUT” “MOVE” and “GO BLURRY”. No wonder she got tired when reading when it took so much effort to make out what the words said! A colored overlay (clear, plastic sheet) placed over the page was found to alleviate these problems but she also mentioned that when focusing on a face it became “FUZZY” and things behind it started to “MOVE” no wonder she also complained of becoming DIZZY.
Adeyn returned for the Filter Diagnostic to find a combination of colors to help with READING AND THE ENVIRONMENT. To test her difficulties when focusing I used ‘Teddy’ and asked her to look at its face. She flinched when she first looked at Teddy but was then able to explain to us what was happening, and how the color helped. Watch the VIDEO to listen to her description and also her difficulties with LIGHT SENSITIVITY which were alleviated with the Irlen tint.