AASA Partners with ChromaGen to Bring Vision-Related Learning Solutions to Students

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello

703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
 
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – May 20, 2015 – Approximately one in five students in the U.S. has reading problems most often related to vision issues that go unattended. That’s why AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has announced today a partnership with ChromaGen®, the makers of a lens technology solution for students who have reading difficulties.  

“AASA is pleased to play a role in making our members aware of ChromaGen,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Students who have 20/20 vision may not be performing at expected academic levels because of unidentified vision issues. ChromaGen Vision specializes in identifying issues that impact reading speed and comprehension, as well as problems that cause students to not want to read. Our partnership will provide an opportunity for us to help these students.”   

“Working with the nation’s premier organization for public school district leadership indicates that this partnership is critical for students in every classroom and in every state,” said Ted Edwards, CEO, ChromaGen. “These students will benefit from our ChromaGen eyeglasses and contacts.” 

ChromaGen recently conducted a pilot study with approximately 50 students in Tampa, Fla. The students were evaluated using a number of tests to determine the benefit of ChromaGen Lenses. According to the study, students in the treatment groups using these lenses demonstrated:

  • Increases in reading speed;
  • Increases in reading comprehension;
  • Decreases in word movement symptoms that cause problems with reading; and, 
  • Decreases in the vision-related issues that cause the symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fatigue and eyestrain.

For more information about ChromaGen, visit http://www.chromagenforyourstudents.com/.

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. The mission of AASA is to advocate for the highest quality public education for all students, and develop and support school system leaders. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.


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