Jennifer Aniston speaks about struggling with dyslexia

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Aniston, 45, said that before she found out that she was dyslexic her self-confidence hit a low.

“I thought I wasn’t smart,” she told the mag. “I just couldn’t retain anything.”

The Cake actress learned that she was suffering from dyslexia by chance when she went to an eye exam.

“The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went to get a prescription for glasses,” she said. “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.”

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