If Irlen Syndrome makes you light sensitive why can’t I just wear ‘normal’ sunglasses?
Elaine is 18 years old and came to the Krist Samaritan Center because she is so light sensitive she has to wear dark sunglasses all of the time, particularly when reading and working under the lights at school. Even then she still gets a headache when working on a computer.
Although school had been accommodating Elaine needed a formal Diagnosis in order to get accommodations at University, she was found to have severe Irlen Syndrome which results in an overactive visual cortex.
During the testing process Elaine commented on the differences she was finding between her old sunglasses and her new Irlen Filters and wanted to spread awareness via a video. She is excited that the Irlen glasses are light enough that she will be able to drive in them at night and not be bothered by tail-lights any more!