SOURCE: ChromaGen Vision

December 01, 2011 10:00 ET

ChromaGen Technology Now Available to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Families

Optometrist Dr. Cathy Stern Brings New Treatment for Visual Reading Disorders and Color Deficiency to New England

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Dr. Cathy Stern, a specialist in learning-related vision problems, today announced that her Canton, Massachusetts practice is offering ChromaGen lenses to families in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ChromaGen lenses are a unique product that offers a quick and easy solution for the visual symptoms experienced by children and adults with dyslexia. It is also an optical corrective solution for color deficiency or color blindness.

ChromaGen lenses are a life changing aid for the visual symptoms of dyslexia and an optical correction for color deficiency (more commonly known as color blindness). They provide an immediate improvement in reading performance without being invasive or causing negative side effects. The prescription-only lenses, available as eyeglasses or contact lenses, have been shown to dramatically improve symptoms of visual reading disorders and color deficiency in patients of all ages.

"New users of these lenses tell us how much they help for reading and working at the computer," said Dr. Stern. "They notice improved reading speed and many fewer errors while working. They can see better, learn faster and work smarter with nothing more than these special eyeglass or contact lenses."

Some visual reading disorders and forms of color deficiency occur because of how our brain processes light entering our eyes. ChromaGen technology features filtered lenses that change the wavelength of light going into each eye, allowing the speed of the information traveling along the brain's pathways to become balanced. ChromaGen eyeglasses and contact lenses can relieve a number of symptoms, including:

  • Blurry, irregular or moving text when reading
  • Shifting words or letters, or moving spacing between lines when reading
  • Loss of focus, headaches, nausea and fatigue when reading
  • Color blindness or color deficiency

Approximately one out of two people with disorders such as dyslexia and 97 percent of those with color deficiency will experience immediate symptom relief with ChromaGen lenses.

ChromaGen lenses are only available through specially-trained eye care professionals. The process is simple. In those who have visual reading disorders, the patient is asked seven questions about his or her reading challenges. In those who have color deficiency, a simple visual color test is conducted. If the survey or color test indicates that ChromaGen may work for the patient, a brief examination is performed. Each eye is tested separately to find the best combination of lenses for the patient, and every prescription is customized to the individual.

Because the lenses work instantly, patients know before leaving the doctor's office if ChromaGen will help improve their reading or color vision.

To make an appointment with Dr. Stern, call 781-575-0057 or visit

To take the simple seven-question patient survey, visit the ChromaGen website:

ChromaGen lenses are patented and have been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are safe and easy to wear for both children and adults. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • ChromaGen
    148 W. State Street
    Suite 305
    Kennett Square, PA 19348