Patients with glaucoma often read slower when reading silently for long periods of time and are more likely to have their reading speed decrease over time, possibly as a result of the reading fatigue caused by contrast loss and visual field defects. Fortunately, recent studies suggest that technological solutions such as e-readers like the iPad, Nook and Kindle along with the apps that are developed for them may very well help glaucoma patients read more comfortably.
Investigators reporting in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science shared information about improved reading comfort and performance for glaucoma patients using these devices possible as a result of the ability to enhance contrast, font size and other features of the display screens.
If you or someone you know has questions about help with reading for glaucoma patients by using e-readers such as the iPad, Nook or Kindle should call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter to schedule an appointment.
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