Why Do I Need A Magnifying Glass To Read Product Instructions & Find Expiration Dates?


I recently found myself pondering this question when I purchased a bottle of Tylenol. I haven’t used Tylenol in years because I usually use Advil. However, on this particular day I found myself with a bottle of Tylenol in my hand. I was absolutely floored when I tried to read the directions. Do the Tylenol people just assume that everybody knows how to take them so they don’t care if you can read the instructions or not?  As you can see from the photo, even the camera couldn’t pick it up when I enlarged it. On top of that, I couldn’t even read it with my glasses and a magnifying glass!!! My eyes are NOT that bad.

I’ve also noticed recently that I’ve been having problems locating product expiration dates. If they’re on glass, sometimes they’re partially rubbed off and other times, it’s written in dark blue lettering on a dark blue lid. My question is, why?  Why aren’t expiration dates being put where they are easily visible to consumers? At the very least place dark writing on a light background and light on dark. I shouldn’t have to be standing in the supermarket flipping products up and down and around searching for an expiration date! I don’t have that kind of time to waste. Do you?


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