Frequently Asked Questions

HOW CAN I GET THE RAD PRISM?

Click on “How to Order RAD Prism Glasses” to print off a participation form to mail to us with your fee. If using a credit card, you can either mail the form or fax the form to our secure fax machine at 502-329-8162. After we receive your participation form and fee, a kit will be sent to you containing your order and instructions for self selecting which RAD Prism works best.


WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF READING WITH THE RAD PRISM IN DIM LIGHT?

In dim light, the eye naturally dilates and the pupil becomes larger. In order to correct the way the light enters
the right eye, the eye should be naturally dilated to maximum benefit.


HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE RAD PRISM GLASSES BEFORE I KNOW THEY START TO WORK?

You will notice a change in the way you perceive the written word immediately. Sometimes younger children have a hard time telling people what looks different. Sometimes it takes several weeks of reading instruction for a young child who is just learning how to read to show improvement.


WHAT IF THE RAD PRISM DOESN’T WORK FOR ME?

Return the RAD Prism glasses in good condition within 30 days to Dyslexia Solutions, and we will refund your participation fee, less S&H charges.


WHAT IF THE RAD PRISM WORKS FOR ME FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND THEN I START TO SEE DOUBLE OR HAVE HEADACHES?

That usually means that the prism is strengthening the neural system and you can move to a smaller size prism. For example, some people report that they are able to move from size #1 to #2 after several months of wear. This is normal.


IS A DIAGNOSIS FROM A DOCTOR, PSYCHOLOGIST, OR PSYCHIATRIST REQUIRED TO TRY THE RAD PRISM?

No. The RAD Prism is available to anyone who is a struggling reader and wants to try the RAD Prism to evaluate its effectiveness. Typically people who stumble on words, reverse letters, exchange words, read haltingly, or read without understanding what they have read are good candidates for the RAD Prism. Reading difficulties can be caused by many reasons. This is why we offer a money back guarantee because we don’t want you to hesitate to try this as an option.


DO I HAVE TO SEE SOMEONE TO BE FITTED FOR THE RAD PRISM? DO THEY HAVE TO BE PRESCRIBED?

No. You will receive a kit with the RAD Prism ordered and instructions for self selecting which RAD Prism works best for you. The RAD Prism does not require a prescription; the Prism does not correct any eye defect. The frames are not fitted for individual wear. The frames supplied are similar to the frames of reading glasses that can be purchased from any retail store.


WHAT IF I ALREADY WEAR PRESCRIPTION GLASSES?

The RAD Prism provides no correction for visual acuity. If you wear prescription glasses to read, your best option is to switch to contacts for your prescription and wear the RAD Prism with your contact.


WHAT AGES OF PEOPLE ARE WEARING THE PRISM GLASSES?

We have people from the ages of 7 and up who wear the glasses. Many times a parent or grandparent will join the study for their child, only to end up joining the study for themselves, since dyslexia tends to be hereditary. The oldest person to join the study was 72 years old.

If you have any other questions or concerns; please don’t hesitate to contact us.