Migraine stopping glasses, business touts breakthrough technology
REDDING, Calif. - If you have migraines, seizures, or a learning disability, Neuchroma Vision Inc. says they can help with a simple pair of eyeglasses.
Research and Developments Director Brad Chase says that a system of colors can affect how a person sees, reads, and even learns.
Chase has worked 40 years on the project, using himself as the first patient.
He had a reading disability, and graduated near the bottom of his class at Anderson High School.
Now, Chase is wearing his own invention.
"It's sort of like what television was in the 1950's compared to watching television now; everything is more vivid, everything is much more detailed."
It's not just the inventor that is claiming success. Former patient Bert Meyer became President of the company after he felt the physical, and emotional effects.
"Brad gives me the lenses and I start reading, and my voice dramatically changes because I can finally see the page. I can see the written word."
It didn't just effect Meyer's life; he says it's the reason his son is graduating college.
"Both my boys also needed the glasses, and my son, right now, is going to be graduating from Chico State, because of the fact he can finally read."
So how does it work?
Neuchroma Vision uses a series of slides, all different color gradients, to come up with the combination that is perfect for the wearer.
A person's vision is as unique as their fingerprint, and the right color combination can ease pressure, change blood flow to the brain and eliminate seizures and migraine headaches.
"I constantly had a headache everyday. I never went a day without a headache, never, until the day ... until the day I got my glasses," patient Cynthia LeReux said, "That was the day the miracle began, I could finally see."
She's not the exception to the rule, either.
"This is a scary thing to say, but to date, we haven't had a patient have a migraine wearing the lens," according to Chase.
Another testament from patient Kent Shepard reveals that after wearing the glasses, he could visit casinos with flashing lights and constant noise.
Shepard suffers from epileptic seizures.
"I haven't had tears of joy like that in so long. It's just amazing what this is doing for my life."
The inventor, Chase, says the glasses can even create normal vision for adults and children who, until then, thought that letters and words were suppose to jump around on a page, or disappear altogether.
If you're worried about sporting some brightly colored spectacles, fear not; the colors in the lenses are barely visible to the human eye, and instead appear slightly gray.
The CEO of the company, Noble Engle, says it is a worthy cause.
"It's so moving to see someone burst into tears because they no longer have migraine headaches, because they can function in a normal way ... and I gotta tell ya, I cry watching these things happen working with these guys, and that's what keeps my going everyday." If you would like to contact the company, just head to their website by clicking the link you see here.