Lextech - 3:41 pm on Jun 21, 2002 (gmt 0)
Actually, in my personal experience (both as designer and surfer), my eyes can focus on the smaller text because of the screen illumination. Flat background surfaces (paper) absorbs more of the optical shock. Screens create more shock - the iris tends to contract so your ability to focus on bigger things are diminished. It is actually easier to read small font sizes on screens if you have average eyesight.