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Information & Cost

Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome ( or Irlen Syndrome) is a distinct type of visual dyslexia. Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome is related to difficulty with light source sensitivity, and colour. Research has shown that 50% of those with reading difficulties suffer from Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome.

The eye is only one part of vision. There are numerous neural pathways in the brain which play an important part in what we see and interpret. If there is interference with these pathways, the individual will experience difficulty with learning and other visually related tasks.

Screeners, who do part of the initial assessment to determine if SSS/IS is present, are located in the following centres: Brisbane, Buderim, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, and Cairns.  The Brisbane locations include Manly West, Alexandra Hills, Victoria Point, Caboolture and Bribie Island. Screeners normally charge $100 to $120 (plus GST if applicable) for their services. See our page on Screeners.  Screeners who belong to the Gold Coast Clinic, are based in Toowoomba, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

This is essentially a cash business. Payment would be appreciated at the time of consultation. If the initial diagnostic screening is positive and a second diagnostic/prescriptive session to determine the exact tint is carried out, then the cost is likely to be about $620.00. This is made up of:

Have you heard of tinted lenses as a remedy for dyslexia, reading disabilities, rapid eye fatigue when reading, headaches, sore eyes, and poor depth perception? The technique uses precisely prescribed tinted filter lenses to correct perceptual disorders and reading disabilities with some very exciting results. The technique was developed in 1984 by a Californian psychologist, Helen Irlen, who was the director of a research project investigating adult reading disabilities at the University of California.