Your Healthy Family

Aug 7, 2013 6:24 AM by Lacey Steele

Your Healthy Family: Dyslexia Glasses

Imagine trying to read and the words appear to be moving, even floating off the page.

That's what reading is like for those who suffer from certain forms of dyslexia.

In today's Your Healthy Family, a solution could be as simple as seeing the world through tinted glasses.

It's a new tool recently approved by the FDA.

Optometrists are now introducing patients to the Chromagen lenses.

These glasses do not work for those with the type of dyslexia that flips or mirrors letters, but it is showing improvement in those who often see words floating or moving.

This type of dyslexia is often caused by one eye seeing faster than the other, so colored lens filters can be the answer.

"My grades have definitely improved a ton, and it's not like I'm asking constantly the teacher, can you slow down a bit or can we go over this again?" said Hannah Luedke, a dyslexia patient.

The Chromagen lenses cost about $800-$900, and currently the cost is not covered by insurance.

However, for parents of suffering children, they say it's the best investment they've ever made.



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