Dyslexia is a visual as well as neurological condition in which affected children and adults have difficulty processing and understanding visual information. The central and peripheral processing systems, which send information from the eyes to the brain are not balanced. Problem areas may include reading, writing, mathematics, short-term memory and hand-eye coordination. Timekeeping, sense of direction and interpersonal skills can also be affected.
Approximately 15-20 percent of the U.S. population is affected with dyslexia, irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background and approximately 60 percent of patients with ADD or ADHD are also dyslexic.
Symptoms may include: skipping, rereading, losing your place while reading, headaches, blurred vision, double vision and words or numbers moving on the page.
Patients are often told that dyslexia is not a vision problem. They are led to believe that there are limited options for managing their condition and are frequently left with little hope for themselves or their children.
But,there is hope...
We now have a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment for visual dyslexia. The treatment uses specially designed filters which alter the wavelength of light as it passes into each eye. This change in wavelength dynamically balances the speed of information traveling along the optic nerve to the brain. It is through this balance that the affected person is able to view written words and sentences without confusion, pain, or other stresses formally associated with the act of reading.
Patients report an increase in reading speed, comprehension and even an improvement in their handwriting skills. Children who used to avoid reading at all costs now look forward to it and often report that the words now stand still and do not move on the page.
Treatment options include glasses or contact lenses and vision rehabilitation therapy.