Monday, September 29, 2014

Glaucoma Patients Benefit from iPad, Kindle & Nook e-Readers

Adults with glaucoma 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 reading fatigue caused by blind spots, reduced contrast sensitivity and visual field dimensions from the  damage done by their glaucoma. According to a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science patients with glaucoma may benefit from using e-readers such as the iPad, Nook and Kindle devices as they offer enhanced contrast adjustment and font size. These technological solutions along with the apps that are developed for them may very well help glaucoma patients read more comfortably.

If you or someone you know has questions about e-readers such as the iPad, Nook and Kindle ti help glaucoma patients read more comfortably,  please feel free to call Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group or to schedule an appointment.