Reading with Cataracts? Text-to-Speech to the Rescue

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Cataracts shouldn’t hinder your reading experience. Discover how you can continue reading with cataracts and enjoy books, emails, work documents, and more.

With over 24.4 million adults aged 40 and older in the United States affected by cataracts, it’s essential to find solutions to maintain reading abilities despite vision challenges. Cataracts, characterized by a clouding of the eye’s lens, can range from mild vision impairment to severe loss, impacting daily activities like reading.

Cataract Awareness Month: June

June marks Cataract Awareness Month, emphasizing the importance of finding ways to overcome vision obstacles. At Synthy, we’re dedicated to empowering individuals with cataracts to continue reading with ease.

Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts cause cloudiness in the eye’s lens, affecting vision clarity and making tasks like reading difficult. There are various types of cataracts, including age-related, traumatic, radiation-induced, pediatric, and secondary cataracts.

Challenges Presented by Cataracts

Beyond reading difficulties, cataracts can impact daily life, leading to contrast issues, color perception changes, and mental health challenges like frustration and anxiety. Vision loss may also result in social isolation and reduced independence.

Cataract Surgery: A Viable Option

Many individuals opt for cataract surgery to restore vision. This outpatient procedure involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. While post-surgery recovery improves vision, it may take time to regain full reading abilities.

Text-to-Speech: A Solution for Cataract Challenges

Text-to-speech (TTS) technology offers a viable solution for individuals with cataracts, enabling them to “read” documents, emails, and more through audio. Synthy’s TTS solutions provide natural-sounding voices and adjustable speeds, allowing for enhanced reading comprehension and productivity.

Empowering Independence with Synthy

Synthy’s TTS solutions empower individuals to regain independence in reading, offering benefits like increased comprehension, improved focus, and multitasking capabilities. With Synthy, reading becomes more accessible and efficient, regardless of cataract status.

Experience the freedom of reading via TTS with Synthy’s free trial today.