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IPad and Kindle might improve reading speed

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Using an I-Pad or Kindle may people with vision loss read better and faster.

A new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey tested the reading speed of 100 patients with either macular degeneration or diabetes-related vision problems.

Compared to reading a newspaper or book, using electronic tablets improved reading speed in all of the patients.

Researchers think the ability to increase the font and the back-lit screens are key.

-Study led by researchers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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