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The Irlen® Method

The Irlen® Method

The Irlen® Method is the only research-based method using coloured overlays and filters. Helen Irlen discovered and created this method in 1980 and it is now being used in over 42 countries. Helen Irlen, MA, LMFT, is a world leading expert in perceptually-based reading and learning difficulties.


The Irlen Method is non-invasive technology that uses coloured overlays and filters to improve the brain's ability to process visual information.  It is the only method scientifically proven to successfully correct the processing problems associated with Irlen® Syndrome.


This technology can improve reading fluency, comfort, comprehension, attention, and concentration while reducing light sensitivity. This is not a method of reading instruction. It is a colour-based technology that filters out offensive light waves so the brain can accurately process visual information.

The Irlen® Method can help children and adults suffering from:










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Reading by the Colors.

Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Through The Irlen® Method.

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