iPad, Nooks and Kindle E-Readers May Help Glaucoma Patients

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

iPad, Nooks and Kindle E-Readers May Help Glaucoma Patients

“Because of the visual field restrictions, relative blind spots and general slower vision processing due to the optic nerve damage, 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,” noted Leslie Doctor, M.D. “I was really pleased to learn that patients with glaucoma may benefit from using e-readers such as iPads, Nooks and Kindle devices.”

According to a recent study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. the ability to adjust font size, contrast and other display screen characteristics suggest that technological solutions such as e-readers along with the apps that are developed for them may very well help glaucoma patients read more comfortably.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about iPad, Nooks and Kindle e-readers to help glaucoma patients read more comfortably please schedule an eye exam at Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or facebook.com/doctorandassociates to schedule an appointment.

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice with offices at 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897 and 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851