Age effects on reading speed and visual span in peripheral vision

D. Yu, S.-H. Cheung, S. T. L. Chung, G. E. Legge
2010 Journal of Vision  
Purpose Methods Our interest in reading with peripheral vision centers on its relevance to people with central-field loss, which becomes more prevalent with old age. It has been proposed that the size of the visual span -the number of letters recognized reliably without moving the eyes -is a visual factor limiting reading speed. Do the size of the visual span and reading speed show similar age-dependent changes?
doi:10.1167/6.6.1001 fatcat:yw5jiw3igreevmbvunk4elxoom