Visual impairments

Mears Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome

This syndrome alters the way individuals see things, the problems are based on visual perception, i.e. the way in which the brain interprets the visual information that is being sent through the eyes.  Reading matter and the environment are perceived differently and so the individual constantly makes adaptions to compensate, often unaware of the extra effort used.

This may lead to the following:

Poor concentration, lack of attention often leading to poor comprehension

Missing out words or lines when reading. Avoiding reading.

Difficulty working with a computer screen and glare of bright lights

Difficulty writing in lines

Headaches

Prone to accidents