Please see a list of selected case studies or information on how Irlen can transform lives.
In addition, below you will find an explanation from Ben on his paintings representing autism (above).
"The inspiration for this piece came when I took part in an Irlen Lens evaluation.This was to test my eyes, and find a pair of coloured glasses which would help me to read better, and improve my everyday life [such as crossing the roads which I have some difficulty with.] These glasses helped me lots, so I wanted to show what it was like for me to look out and see the world much clearer.
The person in the picture represents me, with the Irlen glasses on. He is alone, looking at the world as I do, and seeing it much clearer.The picture not only describes the Irlen test but that if autistic people look at the world more clearly, it becomes clearer and appears to be more perfect." BEN
"A life changing moment " Paul, age 24 and who is on the Austic Spectrum
Paul , who was diagnosed with Austism at 24 , was amazed at the difference Irlen has made to his life and how he perceives the world around him. Wearning Irlen lenses and has helped him "generalise images" around him with meaning. He commends James for his understanding towards people on the autistic spectrum.
Robert was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome aged 11. Robert was formerly educated in mainstream school. Robert experienced typical difficulties and of Aspergers’s syndrome in mainstream school.
Jacob, 10 years old
Jacob, aged 10 years old, has Band E2M for learning difficulties and a reading skill equivalent to a 6 year old. The school advised Jacob's mother not to waste her time and money on an Irlen Screening. However, after using Irlen overlays, Jacob experienced positive results.
University student Amanda recently saw James for a full Irlen lens evaluation. She did not feel her Cerium lenses were producing any benefit and had little confidence in the Cerium examination process.
Cliff, 74 years old
Cliff had a successful career in mechanical engineering and transport management. Cliff is able to read for a maximum of 20 minutes, before the text becomes distorted. "When I was at school they had difficulty in teaching me to read. I was diagnosed as word blind. I was written off at school. Now I can read reasonably well but what I would like to be able to do is to read good quality newspaper books and novels. You miss out on so much knowledge. I always lacked confidence in myself and began to take in that I was useless."
Ann, 42 years old
Ann is 42 and diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome, dyscalculia and dyslexia. Ann is studying for a foundation degree in Education.
"I have a problem with light. There is a flickering around things and the brightness can block images. If I put my glasses on [which are slightly tinted] in half an hour it is back to normal."
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Please note that opticians and organisations other than Irlen Clinics have no connection with Helen Irlen, or the Irlen Institute and do not use the Irlen method.