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Let’s face it, mobile digital devices are replacing paper periodicals. Novels, magazines and blogs are all available online. Whether it’s the result of backlit display overuse or the fact that reading is more accessible than ever, many people wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Vision aids themselves can fatigue eyes. This makes reading blogs and shopping online more difficult—
About 60% of Americans are far-sighted. This can be combined with astigmatism that blurs vertical (tangential) or horizontal (sagittal) focus. Obteuse astigmatsm combines tangential and sagittal.
Astigmatism results form distortion in the cornea curvature. This curve can be counterbalanced by fixed-position lenses. Since contact lens alignment varies, eyeglasses or laser surgery are required to correct astigmatism.
If you wear eyeglasses prescribed to correct astigmatism, perhaps one of the two following words is sharper with than without them. Sharpness may even alternate as you raise and lower your glasses. If you don’t have eyeglasses, slowly moving close and far away and or closing one eye may alter legibility of one word or the other—
What helps, besides wearing prescribed reading glasses, is text contrast. Browsers and digital devices may offer options to increase point size and simplify some layouts. But simplified formatting does not allow you to immerse yourself within all site features.
Are You Color Blind?
Cooler (color) blindness (color vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world.
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