ChromaGen® is a patented lens technology for the treatment of reading problems. It is non-invasive and does not involve surgery or chemicals and therefore has none of the traditional risks associated with medical devices and procedures.
Dr. David Harris, who developed the ChromaGen Lenses has concluded that, "Reading problems are the single most detrimental condition that has a negative impact on the learning process. ChromaGen Lenses can provide a benefit for the majority of students that struggle with reading. The key is to identify those students that see words that move on the page or struggle with headaches, nausea, and fatigue. These are the people that we help."
Individuals that struggle with reading problems or dyslexia often describe words that appear to move when reading. They state that 1) words are blurry or come in and out of focus, 2) words move up and down or from side to side, 3) words appear to “float” on the page, 4) words “scrunch together” or “pull apart,” 5) they see double words or double sentences or 6) the spaces in between the lines “move” or “float. “ They often say that they simply do not want to read; it is just too frustrating. Users of ChromaGen Lenses report that all of these word movement symptoms simply stop and they no longer get headaches, nausea or fatigue.
When the ChromaGen lenses are prescribed for each eye, the light is slowed down to the "right" speed for each eye. The result is that both eyes are then working together as a team to send the proper signal to the brain. The signal that is sent from the eyes along the neurological pathways to the brain is now balanced causing the brain to process the information more efficiently or more accurately. The net result is that the text is clear and the words stop moving.
When wearing ChromaGen Lenses, people report that all the symptoms of words moving simply stop. When a person is prescribed ChromaGen lenses, the result will be instantaneous. They will immediately see the difference of clear text and words no longer appearing to move on the page. ChromaGen users also report a significant reduction in headaches, nausea, and fatigue.
Reading is dependent on the precise synchronization of the Parvocellular (P-cell) and the Magnocellular (M-cell) pathways within the central nervous system and specifically the LGN (lateral geniculate nucleus). The reading process, with regard to the neural system, has its origination in the retinal ganglion cells and traverses via the LGN, to the visual cortex, striate, and extrastriate areas. Individuals with a reading disability have delays in the M-cell's pathway development or function. The introduction of a precise long wavelength ChromaGen lens provides the optimal reduction of wavelength and luminance to properly rebalance the M-cell system with the P-cell system.