Is Irlen Syndrome just what children have? NO it affects ADULTS too please read Matthew's story.
If you have IRLEN SYNDROME then the Irlen Method can use colored reading overlays and then colored Filters (worn as glasses) to calm your visual cortex and help alleviate LIGHT SENSITIVITY, HEADACHES/MIGRAINES, DIZZINESS, STOMACH ACHES, EYE STRAIN, FATIGUE as well as associated symptoms like ANXIETY and DEPRESSION.
Matthew is 29 and was diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome at the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston) and was found to be experiencing SEVERE reading difficulties and reading discomfort and had ALL THE SYMPTOMS mentioned above particularly when reading from paper or working on the computer.
Matthew likes to wear sunglasses ALL THE TIME as he is so light sensitive. However, he has been told to take them off at work so people can see his eyes, consequently he has a daily battle with the computer and fluorescent lights in his office. He tends to turn the brightness on the computer all the way down but the lights around him still give him headaches and sore eyes.
When we found the correct combination of Irlen colors, to be worn as glasses, Matthew was amazed that he wasn’t squinting or blinking anymore and could easily read under fluorescent lights and even go outside in the blazing Texas sunlight! When comparing the Irlen color to his sunglasses he reported that the sunglasses made everything look dark and did not help with the visual distortions when reading.
In the VIDEO, although Matthew’s smile says it all, please also listen to his explanation of how ‘life changing’ this Irlen color is to him – particularly since it is about 10 years since he has been able to read a book due to the ‘white pages’ and text distortions.