Irlen Screening

I have been struggling with post-concussion syndrome for more than 4 years with very little success from prescribed treatments. That was before I learned that Irlen Syndrome can be a symptom of traumatic head injury.

I’ve recently become an Irlen Screener so that I can help others find the relief I feel now. Please reach out if you have headaches, visual disturbances related to reading or technology use, or a change in your ability to concentrate, sleep, or work/study…I would be happy to share more information or book an appointment! Check out the Irlen Canada East Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/irlencanadaeast

Marcia Allyn Luke


What is Irlen Syndrome?

Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. It affects the brain’s ability to process visual information. During a time when many are working and studying from home and relying on technology more than ever, symptoms may be pronounced or surfacing for the first time.  

What are the symptoms?

– Difficulty with reading, writing, or mathematics
– Headaches or migraines
– Dizziness or stomachaches
– Light sensitivity
– Change in ability to pay attention or concentrate
– Strain and fatigue
– Problems with depth perception
– Print or environmental distortions

How does it display?

– Decline in academic or work performance
– Change in behaviour or mood
– Labelled as an “underachiever”
– Clumsiness
– Avoids reading for pleasure
– Emotional problems

Irlen is often misdiagnosed as:
– Learning disability or gifted
– Anxiety, depression, OCD, or other behavioural issues
– ADHD, Autism, or Asperger’s
– Brain injury or whiplash
– Light-induced epilepsy
– Stroke