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Irlen® Spectral Filters

  • HOW LONG SHOULD I USE OVERLAYS BEFORE GETTING LENSES?
    • Why wait? Overlays are useful for reading, but spectral filtered lenses are even better. In addition, the Irlen® Spectral Lens Filters can be used for writing, copying, driving, sports, comfort under fluorescent lighting and in outdoor light, and for correction of depth perception.
  • SHOULD I GET LENSES TINTED TO MATCH MY OVERLAYS?
    • NO! NO! NO!
      This could cause additional problems of strain and fatigue, or at best, be useless. The color of your Irlen® Spectral Filters will be very different from your overlay color. Remember, some colors make the problem worse, others make no difference, and only the right color can make things better.

  • HOW ARE Irlen® SPECTRAL FILTERS DIFFERENT FROM OVERLAYS?
    • Overlays and Irlen® Spectral Filter Lenses use different methods to solve the same problem. The overlays change the color of the page in order to minimize or eliminate distortions. Filter lenses are a more exact science. With your Irlen® Spectral Filters, the page and the rest of the world do NOT change color. White stays white and colors remain the same. Your Irlen® Spectral Filter Lenses alter and coordinate the timing and sequence of visual images processed in the brain, reducing or eliminating the perceptual problems of distortion, strain, and fatigue.
  • DO I NEED A VISION TEST BEFORE GETTING MY Irlen® SPECTRAL FILTERS
    • Yes, if you have not had one for 18 months (1 year for children). Vision should be assessed by a competent eye specialist (optometrist or ophthalmologist) and corrected if needed. Vision and perception work together. Choose a vision specialist who supports the Irlen® Method and will help you get ready for your assessment. Some clients report that their vision exam is more accurate when they take their overlays to use during the exam activities.
  • IF I WEAR PRESCRIPTED GLASSES, CAN I GET THEM TINTED?
    • Only if the lenses are high quality optical plastic (CR-39) and do NOT have scratched coating, cosmetic tint, anti-reflective coating, or UV on them. Scratched lenses do not tint properly. If you wear prescriptive lenses, bring a copy of your prescription to your evaluation session so that the Irlen® optical lab can create lenses with your vision correction and your Irlen® spectral filters together. Contact lenses are now available with Irlen® spectral filters.
  • HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
    • Call our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at (713) 771-3108 or in Austin (512) 327-3766. You may also leave requests on our voice mail at other times. (Note: Saturday Testing Appointments Available.)
  • CAN I GET CONTACTS?
    • Contact Lens Requirements for your Eye Care Practitioner
      • It is important that the contact lenses be worn for the time period prescribed by the client’s vision care specialist before being submitted for testing.
      • Soft contact lenses.
      • Lenses must be of the same material for each eye.
      • No bifocals. They cannot be spectral filtered.
      • We cannot spectral filter any lenses already having factory tint; i.e.visa tint, handling tint, enhancement, etc.
      • Do not send lenses worn more than 14 days. They may have deposits and will not spectral filter satisfactorily.
      • Occasionally, a lens will spectral filters with small spots or slight discolorations in the color; this is inherent in the lens material from the manufacturing process. However, it should not affect the usability of the spectral filtered lens.
      • Ship contact lenses IN GLASS VIALS at least half full of contact solution.
      • Shipping should be by a traceable and insured mail service.
      • FDA REQUIRES THAT ALL ORDERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE CUSTOM ORDER CERTIFICATION FORM SIGNED BY THE EYE PROFESSIONAL.
    • View the Irlen® list of approved contact lens manufacturers here.

 

 

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