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macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 21, 2003
so cal
Hello all, I just had cataract surgery for both eyes, and I was wondering how text fonts look on it. Part of the problem is I was near sighted before, now after surgery, I will need reading glasses. I currently use a mac book air, but if I change screen resolution, pixilation becomes a problem. I am hoping that the retina screen on the 12.9 ipad pro will be clearer.
Any input would be appreciated, A 58 year old apple user!


macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2018
It scales really well, there’s a lot of real estate on the screen and it’s retina.

My suggestion is that you drop by an Apple store and spend some time playing with the accessibility settings on a demo unit.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 12, 2013
I had cataract surgery 2 years ago. They put a close (computer close) vision lens in one eye and a far away vision in the other. I wear cheap cheater glasses to read. I have a 12.9 and a 10.5 iPad and have no problem seeing the screen of either using the default fonts.
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