The Unexpected Health Benefit Of…Your iPad

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Have eye or vision problems? Trouble reading? Studies show that tablets could be just the tool you need to getting reading fast and efficiently again.

Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School report at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago that digital tablets like iPads and Kindles improved reading speeds in patients with low vision.

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Conditions such as macular degeneration and vision problems due to diabetes can damage light-sensitive cells in the eye’s retina, which in turn compromises central vision. The retina, located in the back of the eye, processes light and images into nerve signals that are sent to the brain.