Are your eyes tired, sensitive or strained? Irlen filters might be for you...


Have you ever heard the term, ‘Looking through life with rose coloured glasses’?

…Well, it turns out they were onto something.


How does it work?

The Irlen Method is a patented technology that uses coloured overlays and spectral filters (which can be worn as glasses) to remove certain light waves specific to each unique person. For some people these light waves can interfere with the brain's ability to process visual information.  Also known as Scotopic Sensitivity.  

The Irlen overlays and filter technology can improve reading, comfort, comprehension, attention, and concentration while reducing light sensitivity. Not to be confused as a method of reading instruction but a colour-based technology that filters out offensive light waves, so the brain can properly process visual information.

What are the symptoms?

People with this sensitivity to light often experience heightened sense of smell, hearing, touch and taste.  This results in a feeling of being overwhelmed and causes a stressful environment often unknown to the individual.

Irlen can help people suffering from:

  • Reading, spelling, writing, other learning difficulties 

  • Dyslexia

  • ADD/HD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome

  • Behavioural and emotional problems

  • Headaches, migraines, fatigue and other physical symptoms

  • Light Sensitivity/Photophobia

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash, and concussions

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Who can get it?

Commonly found in childhood, this syndrome can be genetically passed down from either parent. While perhaps the parent had learned to live with the sensitivity, it could be the child is having a harder time adapting and coping.

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Children who are often labelled with a “learning disability” are unaware that they could potentially have Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity. As a result, they don't discuss it with their parents or teachers and feel even worse about themselves. To a child, they might think that it is normal to get tired or have a headache or stomach ache when reading or sitting under bright or fluorescent lights. They therefore suffer in silence, wishing they could perform as well as their peers.

For children with Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity the classroom can be very stressful environment, as well as many other situations. People do not have the condition are therefore not bothered by fluorescent lights, textbooks printed on glossy white paper, white boards, and overheads.

How can I be screened?

Here at Mosh, we understand that everyone’s brain is one-of-a-kind and we want our clients to have the opportunity to get screened. 

We will be hosting an
Irlen Screening event "
on Thursday September 12th 

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Steps to Booking a Irlen Screening Session: 

  1. Check this link print and fill out the pre-screening questionnaire.

  2. Scan and email back to - our certified Irlen Screener.

  3. She will assess if you are indeed a candidate and will book you in for a more in depth screening session on Thursday September 12th.

If you, or someone you know might be interested, please invite them to RSVP to this event to reserve an appointment. There will be limited time-slots available for this event and they will book up fast.

Links to more information:

WRITTEN BY: Dana Dempsey