Tuesday, January 28, 2014

E-Readers May Help Glaucoma Patients

What do e-readers like iPad, Kindle and Nook have to do with glaucoma? Alabama Eye & Cataract Center wants patients with glaucoma to know that they may benefit from using e-readers such as iPads, Nooks and Kindle devices, according to a recent study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

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. Fortunately, recent studies 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 is concerned about the risk of glaucoma and need a glaucoma eye exam they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or www.facebook.com/michelsonlaservision.

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading Birmingham eye practices, located at 1201 11th Avenue S., Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.