Perception Or Do You See What I See?

student writing on the paper

Have had a few parents of clients lately who demonstrated the fact that visual perception difficulties often go unrecognised. While testing the first young client the mother was astounded that she was “perceiving” the same distortions as her son. Words moving, lines blurring and the difference between looking at print with and without fluorescent lights. […]

What Is Involved in an Irlen Assessment?

Many new clients are unsure of what an Irlen assessment involves. It is actually a two-step process which involve An Initial Screening appointment where we determine whether you have Irlen Syndrome, its severity and whether colour can help reduce or eliminate difficulties. The second testing session involves the use of a limitless number of coloured […]

Optometric Lenses vs Irlen Lenses

irlen ipswich model wearing purple glasses lense

Have had a number of clients recently who have been prescribed tinted lenses from optometrists and have come to the Clinic seeking answers as to why their lenses aren’t effective. Firstly, Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing disorder, not an eyesight problem and therefore cannot be diagnosed by optometrists nor alleviated by prescription lenses. Secondly, […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Head Injuries, Concussions and Whiplash

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Did you know that up to 80% people suffering from the above conditions have one or more of the following symptoms related to Irlen Syndrome or visual stress: Reading. Change in clarity or stability of the print. Sustained Attention and Discomfort in reading and doing other visual activities Light Due to glare outside, bright or fluorescent lighting, and driving […]

What is Irlen Syndrome

Dianne is a special education teacher and master of reading with 30 years experience as a Diagnostician of Irlen syndrome at Ipswich/ Brisbane West Irlen Clinic. One of Dianne’s clients is a 19-year-old man who has suffered extremely from light sensitivity and migraines and has unfortunately been unable to work due to the severity of his condition. This particular client has […]