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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.
Feb. 14, 2020

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?
Jan. 28, 2020

Poor Peripheral Vision or Tunnel Vision - Could be Irlen Syndrome
Do you feel like you have POOR PERIPHERAL vision or TUNNEL vision? When looking at something directly is the area around it blurred? It could be to do with SPAN OF RECOGNITION/FOCUS that can affect people with Irlen Syndrome -which is a visual processing disorder, not to do with the structure of the eye.
Jan. 16, 2020

The Irlen Institute

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Julie, he has been reading 30 minutes every night with his overlay to work on his comprehension. I cannot tell you how huge this is. Prior to meeting with you last week he has never voluntarily read anything. We are thrilled! What a difference meeting you has made. Thank you.

18 year old’s mom

Welcome to the Irlen Clinic at the Krist Samaritan Center, Houston! Our mission is to spread awareness of Irlen Syndrome, and alleviate symptoms in those that suffer from this difficulty. We want you to be able to see real stories, and learn about how the Irlen Method has helped a wide variety of populations.


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