Today’s Solutions: October 22, 2021

The precise causes of dyslexia remain a mystery, though research out of France two years ago suggests the condition occurs when someone has two dominant eyes, rather than the usual one. This means letters appear mirrored or blurred, making it difficult to read. 

Based upon this research, a company out of France called Lexilife has designed a lamp that tackles this problem with LEDs. The lamp pulses at a customizable rate, enabling the brain to process information from a single “dominant” eye and clearing up mashed-together letters instantly.

Lexilife partners with dyslexia support organizations, and it has tested the lamp on more than 300 people with dyslexia. Ninety percent of them found that it improved their reading abilities. The only caveat is that the lamp doesn’t come cheap, costing €549.

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