ChromaGen was developed by David Harris at the Corneal Laser Center for Color Blindness at Clatterbridge Hospital in Cheshire, England. Dr. Chaaban Zeidan, an optometrist from Tamworth, England together with Cantor & Nissel further developed ChromaGen for dyslexia, resulting in patent approval in 1997. Chromagen Europe is the official European and Worldwide distributor of Chromagen . (not in UK & Europe)
Unlike other programs, ChromaGen offers a range of eight colored filters, as opposed to other lenses such as X-chrom and ColorMax, which only offer lenses for those with red/green color blindness and are not FDA approved. This product is available with a prescription in both spectacle and contact lens modality exclusively through ChromaGen Europe for worldwide delivery.
With the Chromagen Lenses you can pass the Ishihara Test and other color blindness tests: the Farnsworth and the Lantern Color Vision tests in Employment Test, as Pilot, Coast Guard, Police, Electrician, Photographer, Marines, Skippers, Fire Department and many other.
“The ChromaGen™ system of lenses has been awarded
Millennium Product status [by the Design Council in Britain] to
recognize forward thinking, challenging, creative and innovative
products,” and “highlights the best of British inventions.”
ChromaGen™ and Dyslexia
Dyslexic users of ChromaGen have reported:
“When I read, I don’t miss lines out as I used to
and this means I am faster at reading. And when I write I don’t
miss out words.” – Thomas (age 7)
“My speed of reading increased at once and I was able to
read without so much fatigue. The glare off the page had gone and
my eyes were soothed.” – Linda (age 46)
“Instead of seeing a mass of undecipherable text, I can
now see the individual words.” – Sonsoles Herras (age
ChromaGen™ and Colour
In trials, over 97% of color blind people reported a significant enhancement to their color vision and their everyday lives. For people suffering from color deficiency or 'color blindness', ChromaGen haploscopic filters work by changing the wavelength of each color going into one or both eyes, which enhances color perception and color discrimination. Improved color vision may also lead to improved safety through earlier identification of hazard warning lights and brake lights on the roads.
ChromaGen™ users with colour deficiency testify:
“I realized that some cars I thought were black were navy blue or dark green. As I looked around, it was as if colors popped out at me, especially orange, pink and fuchsia. I will be able to see colors I was lacking.” – Nick A., New York
“I used to think I had a genetic defect that just couldn’t
be helped. Now I see everything in a new light. Flowers are just
so astonishingly beautiful they take your breath away.” –
A. Bristol, GP
How ChromaGen™ Works
“The magnocellular system carries important information
about timing and, if incorrectly formed, can scramble the information
passed between the eyes and the brain – just like two fax
machines that are not quite communicating correctly. This results
in the blurring and distortion to writing that many dyslexics notice,
and which others may experience but do not realize is abnormal.”
The fitting of ChromaGen lenses helps re-synchronize and selectively
changes the speed of the information in the pathways to enable sufferers
to improve their reading ability, handwriting and spelling.
In cases of color deficiency, ChromaGen changes the level of each
color going into the non-dominant eye and, in some cases, both the
dominant and non-dominant eye, enabling enhanced color perception
and color discrimination.
ChromaGen’s eight tints are available in spectacle and contact
lenses that are plano or prescription. In cases where only one eye
needs to be treated, one treated ChromaGen lens has provided similar
beneficial results. The examination process allows patients of any
age to experience the benefits of ChromaGen. All ChromaGen lenses
are only available through ChromaGen Europe (www.chromagen.us)
Spectacles are of benefit for those patients experiencing ASD™ as they are only needed when reading or studying, whereas contact lenses are worn consistently.
Contact lenses are cosmetically beneficial, as the pupil of the
lenses is tinted, and in most cases this tinting is undetectable.
ChromaGen™ Exam Kits
ChromaGen Europe will distribute a special Detection Kit.
This kit will be available for the layperson, school workers, hospitals,
and other individuals or companies that would like to be able to
test for ASD™. The use of this kit will allow the user to
determine whether ChromaGen will benefit the individual being tested.
Once tested, the user will be able to refer the individual to a
certified ChromaGen Practitioner for further testing.
Support for Practitioners
Once a practitioner has been certified, there will be ongoing
professional seminars available. An ongoing professional back up
service will be available to Certified Practitioners.
Certified Practitioners will have exclusive rights to dispense
other Cantor & Nissel products, such as unique fashion contact
lenses and prosthetic lenses.
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