AARP Says Trade Your Eye Doctor for an E-Book

According to AARP, citing a Robert Wood Johnson study, for people with eye diseases like macular degeneration, digital tablets increased reading speed by as much as 42 words per minute, compared with that of print books or newspapers.

The illuminated screens of the tablet offer sharper resolution than printed materials and help readers discern words more easily. Researchers suggest setting the brightness to maximum, avoid places with background glare and increase the font size.