Similar term(s): Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic sensitivity syndrome, Scotopic Syndrome.
Irlen-Meares is a learning disability that manifests itself primarily as a
difficulty with reading and spelling which may be improved by the use of
coloured glasses or overlays. The condition affects about 50% of dyslexics, as
well as epileptics, migraine sufferers, and others. It is not curable but
significant improvements can be achieved by treatment.