WILLIS, TX - The Willis School District is setting it's sights on helping students who have trouble reading. The ISD teamed up with ChromaGen, a company specializing in a new type of eye lens that benefits those suffering form Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. Ted Edwards, CEO for ChromaGen says,"This condition affects approximately one out of seven students, that see words that appear to move on a page when reading."
Moving letters, inability to keep words in focus, blurry or floating text and seeing double sentences are all conditions associated with syndrome. Students that suffer from it, quickly fall behind in school. That's where ChromaGen comes in, and with a colorful solution. Edwards explains, "Each lens is a different color. Each color has a different wave length in it. So when that neurological transmission comes through the lens, and through the brain, it slows down that neurological transmission so that the eyes become dynamically balanced."
Instead of having different shaped glass to help eyes see, like reading glasses, the ChromaGen lenses use color to help sync up your sight. The results; words, letters and numbers stay put on the page, making reading easier for students suffering from the syndrome. Edwards says, "The Willis School District is the first school district in Texas that's taking advantage of these ChromaGen lenses. All these students will be getting these ChromaGen lenses at no charge."
It's clear to see, learning for students in Willis will now be a little sharper in focus.