Category Archives: 3 LIGHT/COLOUR SENSITIVITY

A Tetrachromat Christmas!

Ok . . I haven’t been tested for tetrachromacy but I definitely see too many colours! And this is obviously a big problem at Christmas. This is my story this year . . . I sorted through our Christmas decorations … Continue reading

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My Funny Way of Seeing Light!

I have never understood until this year why I have so many days when I say “I feel funny today.” I say “I don’t feel right,” “I feel disconnected,” “I feel insecure” etc. I could never find the reason for … Continue reading

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Irlen Syndrome & The Right Kind of Luminescence!

The night before last I was woken by the glare from my duvet . . yes, the glare from my duvet! And when I say ‘woken’ I don’t mean I lay there and thought ‘Hmm, my duvet is bright tonight!’ … Continue reading

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Colour Sensitivity – Are You a Tetrachromat?

Hi, Is there anyone else out there who thinks they might be a tetrachromat? Apparently 12% of women are supposed to have a 4th cone in their eye. This means they see a lot more colours than other people and … Continue reading

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Irlen Syndrome – Be and See the Light!

Irlen Syndrome – If we are not at one with the light we can’t shine!

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Highly Sensitives and Seeing the World Softly!

Since my diagnosis of Irlen Syndrome (extreme light sensitivity) I have not always been able to find those ‘just right’ glasses to wear. Sometimes colours still bother me and sometimes my slight lack of binocular vision bothers me. And in … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Blend the Light with the Dark.

As I said on my last post I have discovered that I have a visual processing problem where my right eye is struggling to blend light and dark. On days when there is lots of bright white cloud I tend … Continue reading

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Irlen Syndrome – I can See Light in the Brightness of Summer and the Darkness of Winter!

I have had a quite a bumpy ride trying to find the right glasses to help me with my sensitivity to light and colour. I found some glasses to work in mid summer. They just stopped glare really and the … Continue reading

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My Need to make Complete!

  I gave up trying to complete the decoration of our home and make the perfect recipe file long ago (!) This is not the sort of ‘complete’ I am talking about. I am talking about a more momentary feeling … Continue reading

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What is Connection to a Child?

  I learnt a big lesson from my 10 year old son today. He is not seeing colour well so we bought him some enchroma glasses. He said the outdoor ones were too strong so we bought him some indoor … Continue reading

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