Visibility Vol 9 Issue 3 & 4, 2015

Reading Function Improves with Task Lighting

Individuals with low vision often complain of reading difficulties and localized lighting has been shown to enhance reading function. Lighting preference may depend on the type of ocular pathology, however this preference may not optimize functional reading for an individual. The LuxIQTM (Jasper Ridge, Inc) has been promoted as a tool for prescribing task lighting. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether lighting impacts reading function objectively; and if the LuxIQ is a useful or necessary tool for assessing lighting function.

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