In 2001, seven year old Thomas was having difficulties at school. A bright, inquisitive child, his early attempts at reading were a struggle. “He just couldn”t get the words out and he seemed constantly to be racing ahead and finding ways around having to sound out the letters and words. He was using his memory instead and he even managed to memorise and recite a whole book!”
The gap between the school”s expected standards of literacy and Thomas” ability to read and write grew steadily wider. At six, he was officially diagnosed as having dyslexia and his reading age was assessed as being between two and three years behind the average for his year group. Yet an IQ test score of 120 revealed a well above average intelligence. “All his potential was being hidden by the dyslexia and nbso I was desperate to find some way to help Thomas. The school gave him Special Needs support, most of which has been helpful, but I wanted to offer as much additional help as I could.”
Through a relation, Claire came to hear about ChromaGen™ lenses and took him along to Private Eye Optometrists in Uckfield for an assessment and treatment.
Eighteen months on, Thomas has now managed to narrow the reading age gap with his contemporaries to around one year and the improvements are continuing. More importantly perhaps, his confidence in his overall abilities is beginning to grow as his work at school improves.
Thomas himself is in no doubt that his glasses have made a huge difference to both his reading and writing ability. “When I read, I don”t miss lines out as I used to and this means I am also faster at reading. And when I write I don”t miss words out.”