Assessing for Irlen Syndrome is separate from having an eye test. It is important to go to an optometrist to check your eyesight.
Testing for Irlen Syndrome by certified screeners - Invercargill
On Track Learning, (03) 214 4181.
The Reading Room, Adele Hibbs - (03) 217 6871
Check with your schools as some schools have certified screeners on staff.
Options for coloured lenses
The closest certified diagnostician is currently in Dunedin.
Government subsidy available for glasses
You are able to access a subsidy when;
- the child is 15 years and under
- you have a community services card.
The subsidy amount is $287.50 per year and the optometrist claims it on your behalf.