Before I wore the Irlen lenses, I had problem keeping up in class as the words always seemed to jump out at me and I also had headaches frequently and got tired very easily as well. I could hardly focus in class and got teased by my classmates for being slow. However, after wearing the lenses, copying information from the whiteboard or the screen is no longer a problem and I do not get tired frequently. The headaches also stopped and I can focus on an assignment or task barely needing to have a break. I even found a liking for chapter books that I could not bring myself to read before I started wearing the Irlen lenses. I even managed to get a bronze award in the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition. I could not have done it if I still saw everything floating or jumping about. Since my hobby is to play the violin, the Irlen lenses has also helped to read the scores better and allowed me to enjoy playing the instrument. I am very grateful for having discovering about the Irlen lenses as it has helped me to feel less stressed and enabled to be a livelier person as well.