My son L.B. has now had his Irlen Lenses for 4 months and I have noticed a big improvement. Before he had them he really hated going to school because he couldn't see the board or read his books and he was going to give up. Now with the lenses he can see a lot clearer. His words are not moving around anymore and it is not blurry for him. He is also enjoying going to school now and learning. I look forward to seeing what else he can achieve in the future.
Louise Hampson - Proud Mother, Waipukurau. January 2009
Since I have had my Irlen Lenses I can read and see the board at school a lot better. Before, it was really hard to concentrate and I kept losing where I was when reading. Now it is so much easier and clearer and I enjoy school now. I hope it continues and I get better and better.
(L.B.), 11yrs, Waipukurau. January 2009
He is confident in himself knowing he can read, his self esteem is vastly improved, and he completes homework. Both Karen and I know that without identification of Irlen Syndrome, Lenny would have been one of 'those' kids; the dumb kid, the stupid one who can't read, a non-achiever, "could do better if tried" boy, and ultimately a trouble maker and disrupter in class. From there, onwards into the community.
Two weeks later I had new glasses and I haven't looked back since! I do still get the odd headache and migraine, but that would also relate to Vertigo which I have. It's so wonderful to go shopping for more than one hour and read 1/2 dozen pages. I'm even looking at a laptop which I would never have considered. I haven't been able to do any of these activities for 30 years.
Hi my name is Tim. I am 12 years old. I found out I had Irlen Syndrome when I went to get my eyes tested. I have had trouble reading since primary school and I have been going to special reading classes for my whole school life. Since I got my glasses I went up two and a half reading years in just two months. They help me read for longer and help me concentrate for longer. The words on the page are clearer, not fuzzy and I don't skip lines or miss words like I use to.
Thank you Vision Link for finding my problem before I got older and my learning was a life time problem.
We, my husband and I, have noticed big changes since Jack has been wearing his Irlen glasses. When he is doing his homework, he no longer rubs his eyes, looks away from his work, fidgets in his seat or yawns.His reading isn't as dis-jointed as It was and now there Is definately more fluency.
Jacks class mates have accepted him wearing his Irlens glasses with no problems at all which is fantastic. He started with a new teacher at the beginning of the year when he first started wearing his glasses so are yet to see the results from that side of things.In saying that we have started Jack with a private tutor once a week to help him catch up on the fundamental aspects of his early years at school which he's missed and the tutor has said he's doing fine. So that's good news.
Sometimes Jack doesn't wear his glasses in class, as he says he doesn't need them, which I know is fair enough. He is also starting to realise that sometimes he makes mistakes when writing things down due to not wearing them.Which is great since he's come to that conclusion himself.
Obviously It's early days with him wearing his glasses, but what we've seen has been very positive.
This is from Ellice McDonald. I started wearing my Irlen glasses fully at the beginning of the school year. I am in room 6 at Dannevirke South School. I have moved up a reading level and two levels in my spelling since wearing the glasses. I find them a big help in doing my school work. My teacher is happy that I am wearing my glasses in class. I like to wear my glasses to work at school. I am nearly 9 years old. My birthday is on June the 14th.
This is from Jan, Ellice's mum. I am very pleased with the progress Ellice has made this year at school since she started wearing her glasses. So far she has achieved her term goals at school and the teacher is very happy with her work. Thank you.
My name is Jordan, and before you gave me my Irlen Glasses my work at school was hard to do. But now that I have the glasses its helping me at school. They are very much appreciated and I thank you for giving them to me. The work is much better to understand.
Since I got my Irlen glasses I have been wearing them non stop!
I use them not only to help me read better, but also to do every day things and for work. For work I'm outside in the sun for up to 6 hours a day, before I had Irlen glasses I would often get headaches or even migraines, but now I don't get any headaches or migraines!!
People may look at me funny for wearing blue glasses (especially when it's not sunny out), but I don't care! The way I see it I'm getting the relief so I'm wearing my glasses.
My Irlen glasses have helped me a great deal. They have made concentrating on schoolwork a lot easier and I am able to do longer school days (I am home schooled). The computer screen, which used to hurt my eyes, is now a breeze to look at! I can also read for pleasure again which I am very thankful for! I would recommend that children who are having difficulty with reading or with their vision are checked to see whether they could benefit, the way I and so many others have, from Irlen lenses.
Kiwi's know that good things take time, so come to us, have the tests done without feeling that you have been "rushed thru", and you'll know what we mean when we say "we take the time!"