Tablets Help With Reading For The Elderly

According to a recent study that came out of Germany, older people find themselves reading faster and with less effort when reading from an e-reader or tablet then reading from a traditional, old-fashioned paper book.

In the study, which included people of all age groups found that between the ages of 21 and 34 that there was no difference in reading speed or brain effort. There though was a big difference among users age 60 to 77.  These individuals improved speed and reduced effort when reading on a Kindle or iPad compared to a paper book. Researchers determined eye effort and ease of reading by measuring eye movements and brain activity from EEG readings.

Interesting to also note from the research is that backlighting made a huge difference. When adjusting to the brightest setting on the e-reader made speed much greater and effort much easier.

No matter how you like to turn the pages (electronically or the old-fashioned way) a new pair of stylish reading glasses can greatly assist you while enjoying that great book you are reading. Check out the Optx 20/20 website and click on the “What’s New” section to browse the hip new styles we have to offer. Happy reading!

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