Computer Stress Syndrome and Visual Stress
Irlen Syndrome is known by many names, including Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and Visual Stress Syndrome. Computer Stress Syndrome is a newer name for some of the symptoms that fall under the Irlen Syndrome umbrella.
Symptoms of a Bigger Problem
Unfortunately, many people who deal with reading difficulties, eye strain and visual stress problems write them off as something that can’t be fixed. In reality, many problems can be treated or alleviated with Irlen tinted lenses. What are signs that you could be dealing with visual stress or computer stress syndrome?
- Eye strain
- Blurry vision
- Trouble concentrating
- Itchy, dry, red or burning eyes
- Trouble refocusing
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Feeling like letters are moving or morphing while you read them
- Focusing more on the white background behind the text you see instead of the text
- Seeing rings of color around text on a page
- Extraordinary sensitivity to bright lights, particularly fluorescent lights
Treatment for Visual Stress Syndrome and Irlen Syndrome
An Irlen Screening is the first step in determining whether or not you could be helped with Irlen filters. An Irlen Screener will determine what your difficulties are, what level of difficulties you have and what helps to improve your reading and sight. If you experience benefits from Irlen tinted lenses, you will have a Tint Assessment. This assessment evaluates which custom color benefits your vision the most. The lenses work by filtering out specific wavelengths of light so that your symptoms can be improved.
But I’m a Great Reader!
One of the most common misconceptions about Irlen Syndrome, Computer Syndrome and Visual Stress Syndrome is that they are only present in people who have reading difficulties. About 12-14% of good readers and gifted students could benefit from tinted Irlen lenses. If you experience any of the symptoms above, don’t be afraid to reach out and learn more.
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