- Eye Health
ChromaGen for Dyslexia, ASD and Colour Deficiency
ChromaGen™ is a unique product that was developed to help patients who suffer from either colour deficiency or academic skills disorder (ASD™) including Dyslexia.
To assess a patient for either colour deficiency or ASD™, the ChromaGen™ Diagnostic System is required. It comprises a full range of diagnostic filters and a 25 contact lens trial set in the same colours as the filters.
This offers a choice of density of colour and of tint diameter (5mm, 6mm & 7mm) to ensure optimum performance from the chosen hue.
Patients selecting ChromaGen™ Haploscopic Filters have an option of either individually prescribed contact lenses or filters. In contact lens format the lenses are made from Benz G-5X, 55% Hioxifilicon 4A, a very high quality bio-compatible material that offers greater comfort and wearing times than other materials. The lenses are available in 14.50 mm diameter, standard 8.60 mm radius (8.30mm/8.90mm non-standard).
ChromaGen™ for Dyslexia
According to the British Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is an umbrella term covering a range of learning related problems. Dyslexia affects more than 16%+ of the population and four times as many males suffer from the condition as females.
Neuroscientist Professor John Stein of Oxford University has estimated that approximately one in three people who suffer from dyslexia could suffer from the visual form that can be helped by using special coloured filters. (BBC News 2nd July 2003)
Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence - except that, by definition, almost all dyslexics are much more intelligent than can be predicted by their reading ability. Indeed, some of our most famous are or were dyslexic - Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Sir Winston Churchill, Toya Wilcox, Susan Hampshire, AA Gill and Anthea Turner, Tom Cruise to name but a few...
ChromaGen™ for Colour Deficiency
'Colour blindness' or colour deficiency affects over 3 million people in the UK in some form or another. Approximately 10% of males are colour deficient but only 0.6-0.8% of females are colour deficient. It is caused by a deficiency of certain chemicals in the retina of the eye.
Defective colour vision can range from near-normal ability to distinguish colours, where typically the chemical for seeing red or green is slightly altered, to a high degree of confusion, where the chemical balance is considerably altered.
In the most severe cases, deeper colours as well as pale colours will be confused, particularly if the lighting is poor