Hi . . . it must be time I checked in and told you about the next stage of my Irlens Journey.
Well . . . I have my glasses now!
And . . . they are amazing!
When I wear my glasses I experience 3 main big differences to when I don’t wear them.
- My tracking problem is corrected – everything lines up – I can see the big picture in a safe and contained way. As a result I feel less afraid of the vastness
- My depth perception problem is corrected – I can experience near and distant as equal. As a result I am less afraid of separation
- My colour perception problem is improved – I can enjoy more colours – I can take in from the world and give of my colourful self. As a result I am less afraid to be myself and I can find my place in the world.
All my sensory experiences have become softer and feel more integrated with my daily experience of life.
Emotions – mine and other people’s
Cognitive processing has become easier. I don’t need so many lists and to write everything down. I am happy to have a more involved life and a messier desk!
I am more calm. I think more positively and find it easier to make a choice not to think negative thoughts.
And . . . possibly best of all . . . I no longer have these symptoms in bright or dim light
Tension in my shoulders / upper chest
Eye strain / Watery, Gritty feeling in eyes
Buzzy feeling in my head
Headache under / above my eyes
Pains in my face / jaw
Tightness in my chest
Weakness / heavy feeling in my arms and legs
Knotted spasmy feeling in my gut
Sugar / Carbohydrate cravings
Feel over-stimulated / Agitated
Nervousness / Anxiety
Feeling light headed /dizzy
Temperature regulation problems
Low Mood / Hyper mood
Disturbed sleep (night panics)
As I wear my glasses more, all these symptoms become less and less and my feeling is that even if I have a symptom or become a little over-stimulated, my nervous system will immediately start to correct itself. Instead of lying down or having to do something low key now all I have to do is remember that I am wearing my glasses!
If you think your experience of light might be affecting your focus, depth perception, feelings about colour and / or causing you unpleasant symptoms / hyper sensitivities you might like to check out the Irlens Website