SOURCE: ChromaGen Vision

December 06, 2011 13:31 ET

Eyetique Introduces ChromaGen Technology to Pittsburgh

Optometry Practice Brings New Treatment for Visual Reading Disorders and Color Deficiency to Pittsburgh-Area Families

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Eyetique today announced that it is now offering ChromaGen lenses at its offices in Squirrel Hill and South Hills Village. 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.

"Eyetique is committed to professionally presenting to the Pittsburgh market place the newest and proven technologies the eye care profession has to offer," said Brad Childs, Chief Operating Officer at Eyetique. "By partnering with ChromaGen, we have enhanced our ability to deliver the most tested and innovative techniques to help aid those with reading disorders associated with dyslexia as well as color blindness."

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 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 can help their symptoms.

To make an appointment with an Eyetique optometrist, call (412) 422-5300 or e-mail or visit

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

ChromaGen eyeglasses and contacts 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

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