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Dr. Krawitz recommends the best and cheapest low reading device

Among my hundreds of daily jobs, I am the host of Facebook's 'Ask The Eye Doctor' page. This past weekend, I was asked by a subscriber, "Can you recommend any good reading aids for people who have Macular Degeneration? I'm trying to find some solution for my Mom to help her read books." I have recommended to several of my patients with low vision, that instead of using magnifying glasses or videos hooked up to computer screens, that instead they use something much simpler: an electronic book. Why? Because you can set the default font size as large as you want, and have a world of books for immediate download at your fingertips. The best of the bunch is the Amazon Kindle, and for patients with low vision, I recommend the larger Amazon Kindle Dx. Amazon has hundreds of thousands of books for immediate download. Now, you might have to set things up for your mom and show her which buttons to press, but imagine how thrilled she'll be with all her books being the large print that she needs! One note of caution is that if vision is so limited that even with a magnifying glass, you cannot see letters, then an electronic reading device will likely not provide enough magnification to see.* Kindle DX, Free 3G, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 9.7" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology -- [caption id="attachment_3298" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dr. Paul KrawitzPresident and C.E.O.VisiVite.com[/caption]  

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