Trick for Reading with Macular Degeneration

People who have difficulty reading because of macular degeneration and other eye diseases may benefit from a simple trick of turning a page sideways, says a study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science. Macular degeneration results in loss of vision in the center of the eye’s viewing field, which can interfere with reading. Turning the page 90 degrees clockwise significantly improved people’s ability to read words using the peripheral vision surrounding the central field of vision, the study found.

For more info:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-simple-reading-trick-for-people-with-vision-problems-1411410171

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25062130

http://journals.lww.com/optvissci/Abstract/2014/09000/Learning_to_Read_Vertical_Text_in_Peripheral.11.aspx

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