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  Eyelights and Learning Problems

Seeing is our dominant sense and primary source for gathering information in learning. Vision problems can have a profound effect on how a child learns. A vision problem can be easily mistaken for a learning problem. For example, children who have visual problems often can’t stay focused on their school work or task at hand. They may be misdiagnosed as ADHD because children with ADHD elicit the same problems in the same areas.

 

“Untreated eye conditions can worsen and lead to other
serious problems, as well as affect learning ability,
athletic performance, and self esteem.”

Children and Eye Problems,
Prevent Blindness America, 2000

  Eyelights therapy will strengthen the weaker eye and help correct many vision problems that may contribute to a child’s learning abilities.

 
  • Accommodation (eye focusing)
  • Visual-motor integration (eye/hand coordination, sports vision)
  • Eye tracking skills (eyes following a line of print)
  • Visual perception (visual memory, visual form perception, directionality)
  Increase Serotonin Production

Children who are diagnosed with learning disabilities have a neurotransmitter imbalance and are often not producing enough serotonin. Serotonin is a major chemical in the brain involved in communication between nerves. It is involved in controlling emotions, ability to pay attention, motivation to do things, and ability to think before acting.

Drugs such as Ritalin are used to stimulate the brain into producing elevated levels of serotonin. However, these drugs can cause serious side effects such as tics, insomnia, dependency, and a dramatic decrease in appetite which can lead to stunted growth. Eyelights can promote serotonin production naturally, without the side effects caused by drugs. Eyelights excite the receptors at the back of the retina, which in turn fire to the brain stem in three different areas. One of these areas is the pons, which stimulates A7 and A8 cells into producing serotonin.

Recent studies have shown that children who play video games end up with increased serotonin levels. Again, this is what Eyelights achieves naturally with its light pulses to the brain, while allowing a child to study or play a sport at the same time.

Increase Dopamine Production

Dopamine in the brain controls motor function and strength of muscle. Eyelights stimulate A9 and A10 cells, located in the mesencephalon of the brain, into producing higher levels of dopamine. Higher dopamine levels can increase a child’s ability to kick a soccer ball, hit a baseball, or throw a football.

Many athletes are wearing Eyelights to help improve their game. Before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, members of the U.S. Women’s Swim Team were outfitted with the glasses and several went on to win gold medals. One Olympic gold medal swimmer, Lars Frolander from Sweden, was one of the people initially responsible for the research and development of Eyelights. He had begun to see a decrease in his level of athletic performance and sought treatment from Dr. Peter Jaillet, inventor of Eyelights. During the course of treatment Dr. Jaillet found that light therapy worked best at increasing his physical abilities in and out of the pool. Because Lars often traveled around the world for competitions, he needed portability to the therapy he was receiving in the office. Thus, Eyelights were born!


Find out how Eyelights are helping students perform better:

"I have been using Eyelights with two of my students…after the first wearing of the glasses, I saw significant improvement…Christina is finishing her oral reading with wonderful fluency, her writing is neat and legible (which it was not before)…I am very pleased with the results we are seeing." Nancy R. - Resource Teacher (Aberdeen Elementary School, Idaho)

"Knowing the overall changes in my sons behavior, we feel the glasses have carried us over a major plateau and into a new area…he now gets himself up with the use of the glasses, rather than being woken and grumpy… he is definitely more aware of others, answers social questions, and responds spontaneously and timely." Pat F.

"Before using the glasses I was making C's in school, now I am making A's and B's. I am more alert in the classroom and on the field." Aubrey B.


 

 

 

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