Resources For Veterans

Veterans who have experienced concussions or repeated blast exposures, resulting in mild TBI, commonly report vision problems, including light sensitivity, chronic headaches, and difficulty reading. Although Irlen® Syndrome can be hereditary, it can also be acquired in this way.

In 2011 Irlen® partnered with Semper Fi Fund to provide filters to servicemen and women with medically resistant headaches and migraines. The results of the study showed dramatic and immediate improvements for the participants.


Resources For EDUCATORS

Visual processing deficits play a prominent role in reading disorders, including dyslexia. And over 30 years of scientific research has shown that Irlen®filters can provide dramatic results when used as a classroom and test-taking accommodation for reading and writing. Filters can also address ADHD characteristics, such as difficulty concentrating on work in the classroom.

Unfortunately, many at-risk children who struggle with reading and writing are not screened for these perceptual processing issues. Educators, administrators, counselors, and learning specialists play a crucial role in increasing access to these science-based solutions.

Effect of Spectral Overlays on Visual Parameters and Reading Ability: An Integrative Review
Spectral Overlays for Reading Difficulties: Oculomotor Function and Reading Efficiency Among Children and Adolescents with Visual Stress


Resources For Parents & Families

Do your children complain about reading bothering their eyes? Do they avoid bright lights? Are they always tired or physically ill when coming home from school? It could be a sign that your child suffers from Irlen® Syndrome. It is especially prevalent in children who have learning or behavior problems.

The good news is that there are simple things you can do at home to make a big difference in your child’s comfort. What’s more, Irlen® Syndrome is often heredity and tends to run in families. You may find that by accommodating the needs of your child, you improve your own quality of life as well!


Resources For ADULTS

Irlen® Syndrome affects 12-14% of the general population, and yet many people reach adulthood without realizing how hard they’ve had to struggle with visual distortions and depth perception for their entire lives. They often tell us, “I thought everybody saw the world this way!”

Irlen® colored overlays are a zero-risk, non-invasive, affordable way to address quality of life issues that may be holding you back from enjoying your best days yet. Contact us to find a screener in your area today.


Resources For Neurodivergents

Irlen® Syndrome is considered a neurodivergent condition, a variation in neurological function. As many as 80% of individuals with autism report distorted perception, according to a study conducted by the Geneva Centre for Autism in Toronto, Canada.

Individuals with autism who also suffer from perceptual processing difficulties may be helped by the accommodation of colored lenses, which can reduce sensory overload and normalize brain activity. Studies have also found that Irlen® lens can improve social interactions, including making eye contact and recognizing faces.

Resources For TBI Sufferers

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can lead to perceptual stress, even when the eyes themselves are left uninjured. Even so, many suffers of TBI may be unaware of severity of their problems. Colored filters have been shown to reduce stress on the brain and nervous system, improving light sensitivity, motor skills, anxiety reduction, and word retrieval.

Journals of study participants note immediate improvements, and most improvements occurred in a very short period of time. Remarkably, some research suggests that colored lens may allow for healing to take place, even years after the original injury.