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ISAW 2016 Shines a Light on Irlen Syndrome

The third annual Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week was a huge success, drawing participation from around the world in variety of in-person and digital awareness events. Below are brief summaries from just some of the awareness events and activities that took place. Thank you to everyone who participated in helping educate others … Continue reading

Technology’s Toll On Health And Performance

We all love technology. Cell phones, computers, tablets, video games, streaming media, Fitbits, Apple watches, Google Glass, smartboards, Siri – the list could go on and on. Unless you’re living under a rock in the middle of nowhere (can you even find “nowhere” these days?), you’re probably interacting with technology … Continue reading

When It Looks Like ADHD But Isn’t

Attention deficit disorders are running rampant among today’s youth (at least according to the media). Children who can’t seem to sit still, have trouble focusing and concentrating, and who are easily distracted are being labeled and given medication left and right. Yet, for as many as 50% the prescribed ADHD medication doesn’t … Continue reading

Irlen Advisory Board Welcomes New Member

Irlen Welcomes Cornell University’s Adam Anderson, PhD to the Irlen International Professional Advisory Board The newest addition to Irlen’s International Professional Advisory Board is Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Adam Anderson, PhD from Cornell University. Professor Anderson is the Director of the Affect and Cognition Lab, Cornell’s premier Functional MRI facility … Continue reading

Reading Slower Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Reading rate shouldn’t be the end-all-be-all when it comes to determining improvement in reading performance, especially for children with Irlen Syndrome, and here’s why… Good Reading Is More Than Speed Many people believe that faster reading means better reading, and many experts will use a measure of reading rate (or speed) … Continue reading

Irlen Partners With American Prison Data Systems

We are excited to be able to bring Irlen technology to the incarcerated population on a large scale. Irlen Syndrome is very prevalent in prison populations, and access to Irlen solutions can have a dramatic impact on these individuals’ futures.” The Irlen Colored Overlay App will soon be available to … Continue reading

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