My good friend Jaymie called me yesterday. She wanted to make sure I knew about a segment that would be on our local news regarding dyslexia. So glad she called!
There is a company called ChromaGen and they initially created glasses with multi-colored lenses to assist people who are color blind. Soon they discovered that these lenses could assist people with reading issues associated with dyslexia.
The ChromaGenâ„¢ lens system has been shown to be of benefit to those dyslexics who suffer from the perceptual distortion of text that makes reading more difficult. These distortions include blurring (that cannot be corrected by refraction), movement of the letters or words, shimmering to the page, the words sinking into the white background of the page, pattern glare, and patterns formed by the spaces between words and lines that interfere with reading. Although ChromaGenâ„¢ is a symptomatic treatment and the underlying neurological condition remains unchanged, in 50% of these patients the ease of reading is improved.
Visit their site to find a ChromaGen Practitioner. There are multiple certified providers in Texas, as well as Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio and Tennessee. The glasses are likely not covered under insurance and cost about $700, but there are many testimonies of success. Not only is our ten yer old dyslexic, but my husband is as well. These glasses remind him of the overlays they encouraged him to use back in the 70’s and 80’s when he was in school. And those overlays helped him years ago.
Feel free to also read the story covered by our local news station. While you’re at it, read more about our dyslexia journey as well as resources I have shared!