Parents and educators, please be mindful that dyslexia is not a visual problem. Don’t get drawn into the quackery of Irlens and Behavioral Optometry.
It is a travesty that some schools are recommending this approach to parents, rather than offering evidence based interventions.
“Primary dyslexia and learning disabilities are complex neurocognitive conditions and are not caused by vision problems. There is no evidence to suggest that eye exercises, behavioural vision therapy, or special tinted filters or lenses improve the long-term educational performance of people affected by dyslexia or other learning disabilities.” Please see the below position statement from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.