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Life-changing lenses for those with dyslexia

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HOUSTON (KPRC) - Failing grades and being held back in school are just some of the issues families of children with dyslexia are dealing with. However, a recently FDA approved tool is changing that.

Cade Taylor, 12, has always struggled with reading.

"The words were bouncing, going in waves, all blurry," he explains.

Optometrist Dr. Angela Marcaccio introduced Cade to the ChromaGen lenses.

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"I can read faster, better and I can read longer words now," he says.

"It does not work for the dyslexic that flips the letters or they are mirrored. This is more the movement type of dyslexia," Dr. Marcaccio explains. "So you see the words printed, sending it to the brain. So the right eye might be going 50 miles an hour. The left eye may be going 20 miles an hour, so it's not in sync."

Dr. Marcaccio selects from 16 different colored lens filters which correct the visual reading disorder often described as, one eye sees faster than the other.

Read more KPRC's website.

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