In 2008 my daughter gave me an Irlen pamphlet from her children's school and said I would be interested in the information. After trying almost everything at enormous expense over the years, what did I have to lose in trying another alternative method? I read through the pamphlet and said "that's me". I had all the symptoms, so I rang that day and made an appointment with Prue Deighton the following week, she is an Irlen Screener in Marton.
I 'ticked all the boxes' for Irlen glasses, so three weeks later off I go to see Mark Eagle in Hastings where he gave me tests with the coloured lenses.
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.
It's just a pity it's not more recognised and advertised. Schools are the places to start. I now know that our problems start at an early age and don't get picked up. Learning was difficult for me, it's been 50 years of not being well, one way or another. Now I'm a much happier person.