Irlen Syndrome

What is Irlen Syndrome?

Irlen Syndrome (also known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem, rather a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information.

Irlen Syndrome can affect many different areas such as academic and work performance, behaviour and concentration. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.

What are the symptoms?

  • Light Sensitivity
  • Reading Problems
  • Discomfort
  • Attention and Concentration Problems
  • Writing Problems
  • Poor Depth Perception
  • Distortions

How is it treated?

David uses coloured overlays and filters that improve the brain’s ability to process visual information. This is the only research based method proven to treat the processing issues associated with this condition.

Precision-tinted coloured overlays and filters are worn by the patient, which can improve reading fluency, comfort, comprehension, attention and concentration while reducing the patient’s sensitivity to light. The colour is chosen by using an Intuitive Colorimeter to present sequentially the colours in colour space, assisting the patient to identify the colour which best alleviates their symptoms.

If you think you could benefit from this treatment, you can Book an Appointment Online.