24 July 2007

large print

middlesex is finshed and i needed new summer reading material. one of my purchases was a large print version of a book i wanted to read. and lo! i read it in record time. does it actually take less time to read a large print book than its small print counterpart? or does it make no difference? number of words would be constant, number of pages would not. more left to right eye sweeps but less words in a line. does bigger type size translate to less eye strain and increased speed? all i know for sure is its a lot easier to read large print when youre wearing dark glasses and facing the sun on the beach.

1 comment:

Nan D said...

I am now reading with progressive lenses-.75 on top and 300 on the bottom. I suspect i will have more magnification next check up. I enjoy the large print.