Category Archives: 4 IRLENS SYNDROME

Irlens Syndrome and Attention Seeking Behaviour

What is Irlen Syndrome? Irlen Syndrome is a specific type of perceptual problem that affects the way the brain processes visual information. It is not an optical problem. For those with Irlen Syndrome, the brain is unable to process full … Continue reading

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Irlens Syndrome – What Colour is Missing in Your Spectrum?

  This is my Irlens Syndrome Journey update. I had my second diagnostic yesterday which is really just a check that we had found the right lens in the first session.  I still chose a particular grey but just a … Continue reading

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Irlens Syndrome and Separation / Social Anxiety

I have spent my whole life trying to understand my difficulties through the wrong lens! I made the mistake of thinking all my issues were emotional/psychological. Now I know I have Irlens Syndrome (a light processing disorder) I see things … Continue reading

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Irlens Syndrome – The Only Light I Can Look at is the One at the End of the Tunnel!

You know you have Irlens Syndrome when you have to walk into the bathroom backwards to pick up your towel off the floor after a morning shower just to avoid the glare of sunlight coming in through the window! A … Continue reading

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Irlens Syndrome – Heat, Light, Intensity, Colour!

Others may barely notice changes in temperature, intensity of atmosphere, the subtleties of light changing through the day and their feeling about every hue and shade of colour  but we do!

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Irlens Syndrome and Heat Sensitivity

  Me and heat haven’t been the best of friends and yet heat equals emotional warmth and love. Considering that where there is light there is often heat, have I been mistakenly shutting out both? Is it time I let … Continue reading

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Irlens Syndrome and Colour Sensitivity

Me and my son are highly sensitive and highly creative. We love colour but in the summer everything changes. We look at our paints and they seem to repel us. We look in our wardrobe and it seems to disturb … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive People and Irlen Syndrome

About Irlen Syndrome Irlen Syndrome is a specific type of perceptual problem that affects the way the brain processes visual information. It is not an optical problem. For those with Irlen Syndrome, the brain is unable to process full spectral … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive and Light Sensitivity

You have to ask yourself “What is too bright?” Am I too bright?    

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Highly Sensitives, Are We Frightened of Our Own Intensity?

I usually sleep with the curtains a little open and the glow of a pink night light in the corner of our room. Lately though, I have been feeling that this might not be right for me. The light feels … Continue reading

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