Irlen® Syndrome Symptoms

People with Irlen® Syndrome have varied symptoms.

  • Reading problems/speed especially if they are on white or glossy paper
    • Has poor comprehension
    • Misread words
    • Has problems tracking from line to line
    • Prefers to read in dim light
    • Skips words or lines
    • Needs to take frequent breaks
    • Loses their place
    • AVOIDS READING 
    • Has anxiety about school work
    • Has mood changes
    • Has difficulty staying focused
  • Light sensitivity 
    • Bothered by glare — fluorescent lights or sunlight, streetlights or oncoming headlights
  • Physical symptoms
    • Tired
    • Sleepy
    • Dizzy
    • Anxious
    • Irritable
    • Headaches
    • Mood changes 
    • Restlessness
  • Eye strain and fatigue
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Distortion 
    • Depth perception problems with escalators, stairs
    • Sports, coordination
    • Difficulty reading music
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
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