In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
The Age of Comprehension
While survival may have evolved from strength to knowledge, information is now so plentiful that the key to survival is no longer the acquisition of information but rather is becoming the ability to filter or weed-out extraneous information. Knowing what to ignore is becoming almost as important as what you know, and being able to clearly see that relevant information is becoming the key to survival.
While comprehension is an art, reading is a use of vision that was NOT originally in our evolutionary makeup. Instead we have taken our binary perspective of "us versus them" or "food versus predator" and refined that into a multiplicity of terms and labels to give that "airy nothingness a local habitation and a name" which we call words.
As you read these words on your electronic display (or printed on paper) you likely fail to realize that the biology that lets you see words has NOT changed from that of our "caveman ancestors" in over 5000 years. The perceptual skill that lets you see rocks, trees, clouds, the sky, plants, and animals has evolved to let you interpret the coded symbols we subconsciously compile into words and concepts.
Dyslexia is commonly described as a comprehension disorder where a person miscues the identity or sequence of letters and or numbers resulting in a reduced ability to read and comprehend words. Dyslexia is normally viewed as a biological condition resulting from neural pathways improperly transmitting information.
Induced Dyslexia is a comprehension disorder caused by misaligned and/or mis-prescribed glasses, primarily progressive glasses. Progressive glasses, unlike single-vision lenses, have a continuous range of magnification in the lower half of the lens that allows the wearer to see close objects from the graduated reduction in viewing magnification. To see "clearly" the wearer moves their head to face the object, and then raises or lowers the horizontal angle of their head to match the magnification necessary to being the object into focus.
While progressive glasses create specific areas of clear vision, at the same time they inherently reduce peripheral vision. Comprehension, however, is also dependent upon peripheral vision which progressive glasses inadvertently minimize with the result being Induced Dyslexia.
This page is dedicated to helping people overcome that problem.
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