SOURCE: ChromaGen Vision

November 17, 2011 22:56 ET

Eyes For Wellness Launches ChromaGen Technology in Indianapolis

Practice Brings New Treatment for Visual Reading Disorders and Color Deficiency to Indianapolis Families

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - Eyes For Wellness today announced that it is now offering ChromaGen lenses. ChromaGen is a life changing aid for visual reading disorders often associated with dyslexia and an optical corrective solution for color deficiency, which is also known as color blindness. The prescription-only lenses, which are available as eyeglasses or contacts, have been shown to dramatically improve symptoms of visual reading disorders and color blindness in patients of all ages.

"I am excited about the additional tool the ChromaGen lens offers my growing patient population with visual disturbances that negatively impact their ability to meet the complex visual demands of daily living whether in a school setting or work setting," said Dr. Mary VanHoy, a neuro-developmental optometrist and owner of Eyes For Wellness. "While the ChromaGen lens does not cure dyslexia or visual disturbances, it is an important stepping stone to quieting the visual noise that distracts the person from efficiently reading and gaining meaning from the written text. Furthermore, the ChromaGen lenses offer a totally different but just as emotionally charged population a chance at improving their color perception despite having some degree of color deficiency or color blindness. This is a very exciting technology!"

Some visual reading disorders and forms of color deficiency occur because light enters the eyes at different speeds. 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:

  • Double vision when reading
  • 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 blindness can experience immediate symptom relief with ChromaGen lenses.

ChromaGen lenses are only available through a specially trained optometrist or ophthalmologist. The testing process is simple. In those who have visual reading disorders, the eye doctor asks the patient 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, the doctor then conducts a brief examination. 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 can help their symptoms.

To make an appointment with Dr. VanHoy, call Debbie Deer, Patient Care Coordinator, at (317) 818-0541 or visit

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

ChromaGen eyeglasses and contact lenses have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can be prescribed as a colored filter to aid individuals who experience reading discomfort and to enhance color discrimination in patients with color vision deficiencies.

Contact Information

  • Eyes For Wellness
    2920 E. 96th Street Suite B
    Indianapolis, IN, 46240