What is Dyslexia?
ChromaGen® is a patented and FDA-cleared lens technology for the treatment of dyslexia and 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.
Dyslexia: A neurological and a vision issue Individuals struggling with Dyslexia are often led to believe there are limited options for managing dyslexia. Many experts in the dyslexic community will claim that dyslexia is a condition that has no connection to vision. They state that dyslexia is a neurological condition where nothing can be done with an optical correction to improve their ability to read. ChromaGen is changing that. Dr. Harris, who developed the ChromaGen lenses, has concluded after years of studying dyslexia that the majority of people who have dyslexia, see words that that appear to moving on the page in some way. 90% of these people who see words moving will benefit from ChromaGen lenses.
Individuals that struggle with dyslexia and reading problems often describe words that appear to move, words that are blurry, words that are out of focus, or they see double words or sentences. This is due to their visual processing system not being synchronized or simply put their eyes are out of balance and not working together. The ChromaGen lenses are employed to synchronize both eyes so they work together as a team, which causes the text to become clear and in focus, and effectively stops the words from moving.
The light-sensitive receptors in your eyes interpret light and convert the image projected onto the retina into a signal that is sent along the visual pathway (neurological pathway) to the brain. The light traveling into your eyes along the optic nerve to the brain is not balanced. This causes words to move.
The left side of the brain processes light information from the right eye and the right side of the brain processes light information from the left eye. As each eye processes light differently the signals sent from each eye reach their respective locations in your brain at a different time.
In addition to your eyes processing light differently, light that is transmitted to the brain also travels at different speeds and is processed at different speeds. This causes the eyes and the brain to be out of sync with each other. This is why words appear to be blurry, out of focus, or move in some way. People also describe the spaces in between the lines appear to move or float.
“After years of studying dyslexia, I have concluded that the majority of people who have dyslexia will get a benefit from ChromaGen lenses. The key is to identify those who see words that move on the page. These are the poeple that we help.”
ChromaGen: A Simple Solution to a Complex Problem
When the proper set of ChromaGen lenses are prescribed for each eye, the light is slowed down to the “right” speed for each individual person. 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.
The ChromaGen lenses are employed to synchronize both eyes so they work together as a team, which causes the text to become clear and in focus, and effectively stops the words from moving. When the proper set of ChromaGen lenses are prescribed for each eye, the light is slowed down to the “right” speed for each individual person. 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.
Although ChromaGen is a symptomatic treatment and the underlying neurological condition remains unchanged, individuals that use their ChromaGen lenses say that ease of reading is greatly improved and the common symptoms associated with dyslexia have disappeared. Simply put, the majority of ChromaGen users experience symptom relief resulting in an improvement in reading ability, handwriting and comprehension.
When wearing ChromaGen lenses, people report that all the symptoms of words moving simply stop. When a person is prescribed for ChromaGen, 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.
Due to the variations in sensitivity and transmittance speed of the right versus left neurological pathways, it is also imperative that a different colored ChromaGen lens be used for the right and left eye. Simply put, the proper application and use of precisely tinted ChromaGen lenses, integrated into a contact lens or eye glass modality, slows down the wavelength of light and provides the proper luminance to effectively balance the visual system enabling users of ChromaGen lenses to read with ease. The end result again, is that the words stop moving and the text is clear and sharp.
A lens can also be referred to as a filter. A filter is a substance or device that prevents certain elements from passing through it while also allowing certain elements to pass through it. Each of the 16 ChromaGen lenses has a precise color, saturation, and brightness value imbued into each lens. As every color has a different wavelength and every ChromaGen lens is a different color, the speed of the neurological transmission from the eye to the brain changes with every different ChromaGen lens. Everyone will need to be evaluated at a ChromaGen Certified Eye Doctor to determine which one of the 16 ChromaGen lenses will be the most optimal for each of their eyes.
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.