Reading is a complex process. It requires your eyes to recognize the letters, while the brain connects those letters to sounds. The sounds then have to be placed in the correct order and form the right words. Afterward, the words will be pulled together into sentences and paragraphs you can read and comprehend.
Any problems with this process may lead to dyslexia. Your eye doctor from Innovative Eyecare explains everything you need to know about this condition below.
What Happens When You Have Dyslexia?
Individuals with dyslexia struggle to match the letters they see with the sounds of those letters. They also have trouble recognizing the patterns the combination of letters makes. Having difficulties with these steps makes all the succeeding steps harder. The text in your reading material may seem to “jump off” the page. As a result, you’ll have a hard time reading, spelling words correctly and learning a second language.
Despite these challenges, your eye doctors would like to emphasize that dyslexia, while it’s a learning disability, has no connection to your overall intelligence. In fact, studies show that people with dyslexia often come up with creative ideas to get around the problem.
How It’s Managed
Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. While there’s no cure for it at present, there are treatments to manage it. For one, Innovative Eyecare proudly offers ChromaGen® lenses. The technology behind the lenses controls the speed at which light rays enter your eyes. This way, your eyes are given enough time to work together as a team, sending a cohesive message to your brain. As a result, you’ll have stable vision as you look at the letters on a page, improving your reading experience.
Chromagen lenses can be incorporated to your eyeglasses or contact lenses. They are custom-fit to address your eye care needs. While they are not a cure-all for dyslexia, many patients who use them have attested to how this innovation helps the words “stay” on the page. They can also help reduce episodes of headaches, nausea and eye fatigue when you’re reading.
You can try ChromaGen for a 90-day, risk-free trial. Call us at (256) 270-0899 or complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Decatur and nearby AL areas.