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Business For Sale

Based on the Sunshine Coast, the Irlen Diagnostic Clinic has been trading for 26 years. During that time thousands of people (tens of thousands) have been helped by the Irlen Method to live more productive and fulfilled lives.

The business runs under licence to the Irlen Institute based in California. The licence grants the licencee an exclusive area in which to provide services using the technology and method generated by the Irlen Institute. This technology and method incorporates the professional aspects of the business, and the licencee is free to operate the business side independently. A royalty is paid to the Irlen Institute every time a set of lenses is ordered.

This owner of this business is a Master Licencee. The licence covers Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Townsville and Cairns. There are Clinic Directors in Maryborough, Bundaberg, Townsville and Cairns. These all pay a fee per order to the Master Licencee. This is a substantial royalty income. Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast are serviced by the Master Licencee. There is enormous potential in both these areas for further Clinic Directors.

Irlen Syndrome has been the subject of some controversy in the past. (Irlen Syndrome can be referred to as Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, Visual Dyslexia, Visual Processing Difficulties or Visual Stress.) This controversy has often been expressed as “lack of scientific research”. There is now a bibliography of 300 plus articles on Irlen Syndrome and most are very positive. Many are in the peer reviewed sections of reputable journals. Bibliographies and research articles are available on the many Irlen websites listed below. Be assured, despite what others might say, that the research is extensive and very positive.

The person who purchases this business must be well qualified in their profession. A degree is the minimum requirement. The person will have worked with students and be comfortable dealing with students, parents and adult clients. The person will probably have a background in the “helping professions” – teaching, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing etc. The business could be based on the Sunshine Coast (premises and office environment already existing), or in Brisbane (new premises necessary).

Reason for sale: retirement.

Sale price: Will depend on recent figures. Please contact Peter for more information.

Note: the royalties from sub-clinics would be enough to pay the loan repayments.


  • Every working day you will be able to change someone’s life for the better
  • You will earn money doing it
  • There is enormous potential for growth
  • You will be your own boss and leave bureaucracy behind
  • Be in control of your time. If you want to take a week off to visit the Barossa Valley in the middle of term, you can!


  • You will need to sign a contract with the Irlen Institute and abide by its terms.
  • You will need to be a member of the Australasian Association of Irlen Consultants and pay your dues as necessary.
  • You will have to learn new skills
  • This business can be run by one person, but a second person to work the admin side would be more convenient.

Full training will be provided and free consultancy available for three months. All equipment and technology will be provided.

Please contact Peter for any further questions/enquiries.

Web sites: www.irlenclinic.com.au, www.irlen.com,  www.aaic.org.au

If you are genuinely interested in purchasing this business, please email Peter.


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AAIC - Australasian Association Irlen Consultants