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About Susanne Lavery, Ph.D. – Stillwater, Oklahoma

Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Susanne Lavery. I am a certified Irlen Screener and the owner of Stillwater Scotopic Sensitivity Institute in Oklahoma. During the day, I work as an accountant for Kirtz Shutters. In the evenings and on weekends, I am available for screenings. The screening process was developed by the Irlen Institute in the 1980s and has been successfully applied all over the world.

Irlen Syndrome (also called Scotopic Sensitivity) means that an individual is sensitive to some light waves. As a result, the person may have difficulties with reading, working in bright environments, or just generally feel fatigued and unwell. For a more detailed explanation of Irlen Syndrome, please see here.

I attended the training seminar offered by Dr. Cathy Hay in Wichita. Cathy has more than 30 years of experience as an Irlen diagnostician. She will continue to mentor me on my path to becoming a diagnostician. Irlen screening, diagnosis, and products have undergone decades of research. The products are patented. In my opinion, the Irlen Institute offers the most individualized and lasting colored overlays, filters, and contact lenses for people with scotopic sensitivity.


An Irlen Diagnosis Consists of Two Steps:


  1. Step – The Screening: It takes about 1.5 hours. The child or adult answers a variety of questions on how reading and working under bright light makes them feel. Without delay, the screening continues with assessing how the individual perceives a printed page. If the individual shows signs of Scotopic Sensitivity, I will provide them with colored overlays. Colored overlays filter out the offending light waves. They have been developed by the Irlen Institute. In addition, I will make specific suggestions to further improve their quality of life. The client will receive a written report upon request. Moreover, I will also answer any questions of school officials or employers.
  2. Step – The Diagnosis: In many cases, the individual will want to use special filters, and later contact lenses, in order to perceive the whole world clear and stable, and not just what s/he is reading. This process takes several hours and the closest Irlen diagnostician is Dr. Cathy Hay in Wichita.

Please email me at susilavery@gmail.com for any questions or to set up an appointment.

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