Glasses for Dyslexia Story

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by wfaa

wfaa.com

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Q: New glasses offer hope to some with reading disorders: Are you kidding me? Who researched this story? Dyslexia is a language- processing problem. Please research your information! Who gets a kick back on the sale of $700 glasses? Try reading the international dyslexia association website or contact doctors at Scottish Rite Hospital of Texas.

Monica

A: Thank you for taking the time to write. We passed your email along to News 8 reporter Janet St. James as well. A news report is not an endorsement. In fact, in the story Janet says, “The glasses are not a cure; some critics question if they help at all.” She also reported that, “…Many people spend thousands of dollars on various dyslexia treatments and tutoring.” She spoke with a Plano doctor who has had some success with the glasses, and a Texas middle school student who suffers from Dyslexia and reports progress after trying the glasses. No one here is suggesting these glasses are a panacea, rather an interesting new development and a potential treatment option for some patients. The entire story is available at: http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/New-Lens-Helps-Dyslexics-124614544.html

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