Reading Aids for Adults with Low Vision

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Systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: April 2018

Workgroups: Vision Workgroup

In this Cochrane systematic review, researchers compared different reading aids for people with low vision. They found insufficient evidence to support the use of a specific type of electronic or optical reading aid. Reading speeds may improve with the use of stand‐mounted electronic devices, but there is little evidence to show a difference between head‐mounted or portable electronic devices and optical or other electronic devices. Researchers found no evidence to support the use of filters or prism spectacles.

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Virgili G, Acosta R, Bentley SA, Giacomelli G, Allcock C, Evans JR. (2018). Reading aids for adults with low vision. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003303. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003303.pub4.