I struggled with dyslexia: Jennifer Aniston
Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston has revealed she battled with dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, during her childhood, which affected her education. She said the disorder was not diagnosed until she was in her early 20s, said The Hollywood Reporter.
“The only reason I knew (that I had it) was because I went to get a prescription for glasses. I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right.
“Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos,” she said.
The 45-year-old actress said until she realised she suffered from dyslexia, she thought she was not smart.
“I just couldn’t retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained,” she said.