Irlen Syndrome

Irlen Syndrome

Irlen Syndrome was invented by Helen Irlen, and involves using different coloured lenses to see if a particular colour makes a person less sensitive to pattern glare, or high contrast lines.  If it does, a person is diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome.  There are two mechanics by which the coloured lenses can have effect.  This is either the accessory optic tract which is what is responsible for our circadian rhythm, or by the properties of how light bends different amounts with different wavelengths, having similar effect to glasses with a small prescription in it.

The research has shown that if you have Irlen Syndrome, you almost always have an underlying condition where your eyes and your brain are not working properly together.  When treated, the need for Irlen lenses is reduced, and in our experience the symptom improvement is also much greater.

If you had pain your back that was helped with Tylenol, would you be more interested in what’s actually causing the pain, or just being diagnosed with Tylenol Syndrome, accepting it point blank, and getting a lifetime subscription?

Some of the science behind Irlen lenses is valid, and this science has already been taken to the next level to improve the underlying reasons why it’s a problem in the first place.

If you understand the science, logic, and function behind how the visual system works, you can achieve results that far surpass what the Irlen lenses have to offer, while truly addressing root cause.

At McCrodan Vision Development we can identify any underlying visual deficits, teach you about how it’s all related, and help create a plan to get you the outcomes you desire.

Read the research below:

Irlen Lenses/ Irlen Syndrome

Browse Our Education Sections

Vision and Reading/Attention

Vision and Reading/Attention

Did you know that 80% of problem readers are deficient in 1 or more visual skills?  Seeing clearly is only one of 17 visual skills needed for reading and learning. ...

Refractive Error

Refractive Error

Hyperopia (farsighted) As a general rule this means that these individuals use some focus power to see in the distance, and even more for up close. Myopia (nearsighted) ...

Conditions

Conditions

Amblyopia Commonly referred to as a ‘lazy eye’, amblyopia can come in different forms, but is a problem with a lack of development of communication between the eye and ...

What is Vision?

What is Vision?

Is seeing clearly (20/20) really enough? Did you know that being able to see clearly is only a small part of what makes up your vision? In fact, there are closer to 17 ...

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

CONTACT INFORMATION

T: 250.590.7384

F: 250.412.6459

American Patients: 1.347.554.1719

E: [email protected]

A: 734 Caledonia Avenue.
Victoria BC V8T 1E5

CLINIC HOURS

Sunday: Closed*

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

*Hours above do not reflect therapy hours.

McCrodan Vision Development Clinic Tour

Website Design & Development By: Harrington Creative