Electronic tablets -- like the iPad may help improve reading ability for people with Macular Degeneration and similar vision problems. Doctors say the macula is the part of the eye we use when we look at something directly to read it. But this is what the world can look like with a damaged macula -- a big hole in the field of vision.
Reading is extremely difficult... And patients often say they need more light to read. Because electronic tablets are back-lit the light comes directly from the source. Users can increase the font size, and adjust the contrast and brightness to sharpen letters and images. Compared with reading a book or newspaper, the iPad had at least a 15 words per minute increased reading speed..a significant increase.
While using electronic devices too much may lead to tired eyes, many experts say there's no evidence that reading from screens can damage eyes further.