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ISAW Impact Around the World

  ISAW 2015 was a raging success, with participation from 6 continents and thousands of people! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to help spread the word about Irlen Syndrome by planning and executing events, activities, and opportunities to get involved all over the world. Thank you to … Continue reading

The Reason My Wickedly Smart Girl Couldn’t Remember Sight Words

This guest blog post is written mom, physician, and philanthropist, Dr. Elizabeth Turner. Dr. Turner has two Irlen children whose lives were changed by Irlen Spectral Filters and who have created a way to help others by paying it forward with their new charity, KidScholly. This is their story… I … Continue reading

Medications That Hurt Your Eyes

Are your eyes dry or sensitive to light? Do you have blurred vision or “floaters”? These and other eye problems could be side effects of common medications. Few people make the connection between changes in their eyes and medications they take—yet the truth is that many prescription and over-the-counter drugs … Continue reading

When Picture Books Turn to Chapter Books, Watch for Warning Signs of Irlen Syndrome

The start of a new school year brings with it anticipation and excitement. Kids everywhere are shouting, “Who will my teacher be? What friends will be in my class? What should I wear on the first day of school?!” But the first day of school can also bring apprehension, resistance, and trepidation. “What … Continue reading

Irlen International Conference 2015 Unveils Cutting-Edge Research

The 12th Irlen International Conference has just come to a close, and boy, did we learn a lot! Helen Irlen kicked off the five day event in Houston, Texas with two days of master training for Irlen Diagnosticians from around the world. Updating them on the latest diagnostic protocols and … Continue reading

Irlen Introduces New Colored Overlay App For Android

Irlen® is proud to announce the new Colored Overlay App for Android phones and tablets. As the originator and world leader in using color to reduce strain and fatigue when reading or working on computer or other screen devices, it was only a matter of time before we brought our evidence-based technology to … Continue reading

That’s Right Folks, Dyslexia Isn’t Related to Eyesight

Dyslexia isn’t related to eyesight. Didn’t we already know that? We felt compelled to write a post that directly addresses some new research that came out in the United Kingdom and was subsequently reported by the BBC this week, causing a firestorm of supposed ah-ha moments and subsequent mudslinging. If … Continue reading

Lingering Effects After Brain Injury, Concussion, and Whiplash: You Don’t Have To Live Like That

We’ve been talking a lot lately about all the work Irlen is doing with US military and veteran TBI victims, and you might wonder why. Well, a US Marine who suffers a combat-related brain injury is no different than a 5th grader who gets a concussion on the soccer field, or … Continue reading

The Irlen Method vs. Other Types of Color Interventions

Not all colors are created equal. This is a simple statement, but very true when it comes to what makes Irlen Spectral Filters and Colored Overlays different from other available colored glasses and overlays. Irlen® is the original creator of color treatments for perceptual processing difficulties, and the Irlen Method is … Continue reading

12th Irlen International Conference

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Irlen Screener Registration Form General Public Registration Form   The 12th Irlen International Conference is this summer in Houston, Texas! Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with Irlen professionals and researchers, and connect with others who have Irlen … Continue reading