A New Look

Since starting to use Chromagen lenses we have achieved remarkable success for patients with specific learning difficulties or dyslexia, particularly children. However, it’s not a cure all treatment for every dyslexic. The results can be variable and for some dyslexics, no improvements at all are made. In our experience, it works very well for around 7 in 10 of our patients.

The filters seem to synchronise the messages from both visual pathways so that information, which had been distorted, becomes clear. A good analogy is to imagine 2 fax machines communicating. On initial contact, they perform a ‘handshake’, which synchronises them. If the handshake is not carried out correctly, the fax doesn’t emerge or is garbled.

We’ve treated a large number of children now and are very pleased with the results. We are very sensitive when carrying out the tests particularly with those who have already had to go through many tests and may be embarrassed about their difficulties. The tests are undertaken at the child’s pace and we can spread the work over several visits as necessary. Children usually get the lenses in the form of spectacles rather than contact lenses as they only need to wear them for reading or in the classroom.

Results are not always immediate but over the first few weeks marked improvements in reading accuracy, fluency and speed are achieved. A study of over 400 dyslexic children, found that over 90% reported a significant improvement in reading, writing and comprehension levels when wearing Chromagen lenses.