Irlen syndrome is characterised by the inability to visually process information normally.
Irlen syndrome is not identified by standard optometric, ophthalmological, educational or psychological testing and requires specialised testing to confirm whether Irlen Syndrome may be a contributing element to symptoms being experienced.
Symptoms may include
- Visual distortions such as words moving, shaking or becoming blurry
- Difficulty focussing or concentrating particularly on visual tasks
- Regular headaches, particularly when reading or concentrating visually
- Being highly sensitive to light or glare
- Rapid fatigue when reading or concentrating visually
- Poor reading and comprehension skills