Just this year my eldest son, Saenz has been diagnosed with IRLEN or a variant on dyslexia. We already know he has ADD but a mild form. (MY theory is his behavior is linked to his inability to see as others do & thus he acts out.)
GO HERE FOR INFORMATION & DEMONSTRATION of how he sees.
Since white paper and fluorescent lighting seems to be an issue for him. We are switching back to regular light bulbs in his room and the kitchen table (homework) station. This hopefully will help cut down some of his headaches until a certified physician comes back down to Cow & Chicken Town to test his 'color variation & astigmatism' and prescribe his layered colored glasses.
What is interesting is; his special education teacher wants to test me to see if his diagnosis has a heredity link. Either way, all I know is I have no depth perception, am clumsy and hate bright lighting.
Never knew my penchant for very dark curtains may be a link to a visual encoding & decoding problem in my own brain.
I will write more as we know more...............
Stay tuned, and I will let you know about regular vs. fluorescent light bulbs.