One thing is for sure, those with Irlen Syndrome (visual processing disorder) put SO much more effort in to succeed than their classmates!
Imagine trying to read when lines are swapping around on the page and the white page seems to be glowing into your eyes.
This is what it was like for 8 year old Payton before she came to the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic to find her specific color (worn as glasses) to block the part of the light spectrum that was causing her visual cortex to become ‘overactive’.
Now Payton (and other Irlen warriors) have still needed to work extremely hard to ‘catch up’ with their classmates even after getting the glasses. This is because they missed so much when reading was so laborious and writing on a bright page was such hard work!
As Irlen Clinic Director I was thrilled this week when Payton’s mom reported that Payton had even surpassed her classmates and had made the ‘Honor Roll’ and ‘Citizen of the Year’.. this is what her mom told me:
Payton said “Mom I can’t believe my Irlens glasses and adjustments brought me from struggling to pass reading/language arts to straight A’s and citizen of the year!” As her mom it just blesses my heart to see her succeed.
If you are interested in testing for Irlen Syndrome during the Summer please fill out a contact form http://www.yaxley-irlen.com/contact.php or call 832 720 3071 (and leave a message)