Poor Peripheral Vision or Tunnel Vision - Could be Irlen Syndrome
Do you feel like you have POOR PERIPHERAL vision or TUNNEL vision? When looking at something directly is the area around it blurred? It could be to do with SPAN OF RECOGNITION/FOCUS that can affect people with Irlen Syndrome -which is a visual processing disorder, not to do with the structure of the eye.
Emilio is 10 years old and came to the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston) to investigate typical Irlen issues of light sensitivity, difficulty tracking words and slow reading. The Irlen color, to be worn as glasses, was able to help in all of those areas but what also emerged was his SPAN OF RECOGNITION/FOCUS was limited. This meant that when he focused on a word on the page the words around appeared blurry – this has consequences for comprehension as the brain can’t check understanding by looking ahead or self correct by seeing clearly what has come before. Indeed this issue of span of focus, also affected Emilio when writing or using graph paper, as without the Irlen color he couldn’t see all the lines/squares on the page.
Listen to the differences Emilio explains in the VIDEO and bear in mind that his span of recognition in the environment was also improved with the Irlen color.