Why go onto Irlen lenses if you already are using a colored reading overlay?
If my child has Irlen Syndrome (visual processing difficulty) and is using a colored reading overlay, do they need to go onto colored Irlen Glasses?
We find, at the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston), that if the screening shows a child has ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’ Irlen Syndrome, then in just the same way they see text distortions when reading or/and have a physical response such as headache/eye strain, they also experience distortions in the environment (not just of text) or/and physical symptoms as a response to visual overload.
Laura is 11 years old and came for a combined Screening/Irlen Glasses appointment at the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic. During the screening it was found that she often gets headaches when reading and the text is blurry and moves, she was helped using a Purple reading overlay. Now there are only 10 Irlen overlays but many more combinations of color that can be generated by the colored Irlen lenses and we found Laura’s optimum color. In the VIDEO Laura explains the visual distortions she sees in the environment and how the Irlen color helps.