The Irlen® Clinic of the West  Icon Irlen

The Irlen® Clinic of the West Located inside Wellington Wellness Clinic Grand Junction focuses on providing high-quality, personalized services for clients with Irlen Syndrome.


“Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder caused by the brain’s inability to process specific wavelengths of light.”
– Irlen Institute at


It affects approximately 20% of the general population, 46% with reading problems, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder or head trauma.

Signs Of Irlen® Syndrome

  • Light Sensitivity
  • Reading Problems
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Attention and Concentration Problems
  • Strain and Fatigue
  • Problems with Depth Perception
  • Print or Environmental Distortions

Irlen® Syndrome is a condition that affects how people perceive information.

Irlen® Syndrome is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to deal with visual data, not an eye problem. It has been known to be handed down through families and isn’t currently recognized by usual educational, optometric, or medical assessments. The effects of this issue can be diverse for each affected person.


We help you to feel confident and energized by relieving symptoms of Irlen Syndrome, as well as, helping you to overcome learning challenges.  Experience less stress and get excited about all areas of your life!

Irlen Syndrome affects how the brain processes light.

Common Symptoms

  • Icon IrlenLight sensitivity, especially to fluorescent lights
  • Reading difficulties
  • HeadachesHeadaches
  • Icon IrlenMath difficulties, misaligns numbers or confuses math symbols
  • Icon IrlenFatigue
  • Icon IrlenEasily distracted, sometimes misdiagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Icon IrlenEye strain when reading or computer use
  • Icon IrlenPoor Depth Perception
  • Icon IrlenSome people with Irlen Syndrome are misdiagnosed as having Dyslexia
  • Icon IrlenSymptoms vary so individuals may have one or more of these

Learn about how our services can help you…

The Irlen®Method corrects a unique perceptual processing problem. Individuals with Irlen®Syndrome have some or all of the following symptoms- light sensitivity, headaches and migraines, reading difficulties, poor attention and concentration, discomfort or fatigue, and poor depth perception. We provide complete diagnostic services and the Irlen® Spectral Filters.

Educational Consultation and Evaluation

Our team of experienced educators is available to meet with adults or children who are experiencing learning difficulties or challenges.   We provide assessments in reading and math.  For an in-depth evaluation, we use the Woodcock Johnson IV Assessment.

Jeannie Dunn, Ed. D.

Irlen® Diagnostician

We provide Irlen Syndrome assessments to help you achieve your goals.

Irlen Institute of the West in Wellington Wellness

About Irlen® Syndrome

What does your typical Irlen® Syndrome client look like?

Irlen® Syndrome symptoms include headaches, academic or reading difficulties, severe light sensitivity – especially to fluorescent lighting, and difficulties with concentration or staying focused on tasks.  Our clients range in age from 6 to 75 years of age.  Irlen Syndrome is genetic and runs in families.  It can also be acquired through head trauma such as concussions or a traumatic brain injury.

Here is an example of Irlen® Syndrome distortions…

What is the first step?

The first thing we do is to determine if the person has Irlen® Syndrome.   It affects 15-20 % of the general population, almost half of individuals with reading difficulties and migraine headaches, and many individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Many people are misdiagnosed with dyslexia or ADHD when the underlying factor of their learning challenges  is Irlen Syndrome.

If I think I have Irlen® Syndrome how do I find out?

We will have you complete a self-test of symptoms of Irlen® Syndrome.  In reviewing the self-test with you, we look at the difficulties that you currently have.

How long does an Irlen® screening take?

The next step is to complete a screening, which takes approximately 90 minutes.  The screening determines if you have Irlen® Syndrome, the types of visual distortions, reading difficulties, and physical symptoms you are experiencing, and the color of overlay to alleviate those symptoms when you are reading or viewing printed information.   The screening also helps to determine if you are a good candidate for Irlen® Spectral Filters.

How do I get Irlen® Spectral Filters?

Our Irlen® Diagnostician can determine a precision tint for Irlen® Spectral Filters.  This comprehensive appointment usually takes 2.5 hours to complete.  We order individualized Spectral Filters from the Irlen® Lab.  Both non-prescription and prescription lenses can be tinted.

For more information on Irlen® Syndrome please visit The Irlen® Clinic of the West

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Our Location

2530 N. 8th St. #206
Grand Junction, CO 81501