Updated 01 July 2015

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It’s estimated that one in five people struggles to read medication information on labels. This means you can use the wrong dosage or miss a side effect.

A quick way to get around this is to buy a pair of magnifying glasses at your pharmacy. Keep them in your medicine cabinet.

For more information on keeping your eye healthy, visit the Health24 Eye Health Centre.


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