Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear is proud to announce that they now offer a new eyeglass lens technology that is helping many people in the Fort Lauderdale Area with reading difficulty from Dyslexia and Reading Disorders. The lens filters are from a company called Chromagen. The patented and FDA approved, light gray lenses offer a non-invasive treatment for visual reading difficulties often found with Dyslexia and reading disorders stemming from other disorders like ADD and ADHD.
Dr Dawn Bearden is currently the only Optometrist in the Fort Lauderdale area that is approved to fit the Chromagen Lenses. If you are interested in a consultation – you can call our office at 954-763-2842 or request an appointment ONLINE at www.FLEyecareEyewear.com.
The theory is that the light coming from each eye enters the brain at different speeds thus causing visual problems like “swimming, scrunching or moving” words on the page, words “popping up” from a page or even blurriness or doubling of words. Sometimes even the spaces between the words seem to appear to move. ALL of this makes it difficult for the person to read comfortably and effectively. These patients usually read much slower than others because of these problems. As a result, they usually don’t like to read due to symptoms of tiredness, headaches or nausea.
Eye Doctor, Dr Bearden, says that the Chromagen filters “alter the speed of the light going into each eye individually to make the light enter the brain at the same time from each eye”. This makes the words easier to read because the symptoms of words moving, poping out, doubling etc are stopped by the Chromagen filtered lenses. A noticible improvement in reading speed and word comprehension is seen in 2 out of 3 cases. Usually patients with Chromagen lenses report that they now read faster, easier and comprehend more. They actually LIKE to read now!
Dr Dawn Bearden has seen that these lenses can prove to be life altering. She has fit these lenses on BOTH children and adults with great results. The Chromagen fiters come in both spectacle eyeglass lenses and contact lenses. And the results have been truely remarkable. One patient was in her 60’s and suffered with Dyslexia her entire life. Dr Bearden fit her with the Chromagen lenses and a HUGE smile came across the patient’s face “Oh My God…..I LOVE these lenses…..everything is just SO much better.” It was astonishing to hear this patient read before and after the Chromagen lenses. Without the lenses she read slower and more strained. With the lenses it sounded like she was speed reading!
Its interesting to note that the ability to read and comprehend is the foundation of a quality education. And people with a strong education tend to earn more money over their lifetimes and enjoy a better quality of life. Contact Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear at 954-763-2842 if you know anyone with reading difficulties who can benefit from this breakthrough technology.