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Dyslexia glasses

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Imagine trying to read and the words appear to be moving, even floating off the page. That's what reading is like for those who suffer from certain forms of dyslexia.

But, the solution could be as simple as seeing the world through tinted glasses, and it just so happens that new tool was recently approved by the FDA. They're called chromagen lenses.

"I can read faster, better and I can read longer words now," says Cade Taylor, a dyslexia patient.

"It does not work for dyslexic that flips the letters or there are mirrored. This if more the movement type of dyslexia," says optometrist Dr. Angela Marcaccio.

Dr. Marcaccio says sometimes one eye reads faster than the other, but the chromagen lenses can help make both eyes work together.

You need a doctor's advice, though, on which of the 16 different colored lens filters will work best for you.

The biggest problem at this point is the chromagen lenses are expensive, about 800 dollars. As of right now, they are not covered by insurance.

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