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Symptoms of Irlen® Syndrome

There are a wide range of potential Irlen® symptoms and different people may be affected in different ways. Symptoms of Irlen® Sydnrome can include;

  • Bothered by glare, fluorescent lights, bright lights, sunlight and sometimes lights at night
  • Some individuals experience physical symptoms and feel tired, sleepy, dizzy, anxious, or irritable. Others experience headaches, mood changes, restlessness or have difficulty staying focused, especially with bright or fluorescent lights.
  • Poor comprehension
  • Misreads words
  • Problems tracking from line to line
  • Reads in dim light
  • Skips words or lines
  • Reads slowly or hesitantly
  • Takes breaks
  • Loses place
  • Avoids reading
  • Strain and fatigue
  • Tired or sleepy
  • Headaches or nausea
  • Fidgety or restless
  • Eyes that hurt or become watery
  • Problems with concentration when reading and doing academic tasks
  • Often people can appear to have other conditions, such as attention deficit disorder, and are given medication unnecessarily.
  • Trouble copying
  • Unequal spacing
  • Unequal letter size
  • Writing up or downhill
  • Inconsistent spelling
  • Clumsiness
  • Difficulty catching balls
  • Difficulty judging distances
  • Additional caution necessary while driving
  • Words on the page lack clarity or stability; i.e., may appear to be blurry, moving, or disappear
  • Strain or fatigue from computer use
  • Difficulty reading music
  • Sloppy, careless math errors
  • Misaligned numbers in columns
  • Ineffective use of study time
  • Lack of motivation
  • Grades do not reflect the amount of effort

What the printed page can look like

The video below from Irlen.com shows what the Irlen® Syndrome symptoms look like.

Symptoms of Irlen Syndrome
Symptoms of Irlen Syndrome
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How does the Irlen® Method work?

The Irlen® Method is non-invasive technology that uses colored overlays and filters to improve the brain’s ability to process visual information.

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