How Can A Prescription Med Bottle Affect The Ability Of The Visually Impaired To Read It?

Prescription medsResearch shows that visually impaired people have an easier time reading prescriptions on flat surfaces than round ones.

In this study, typical, cylindrical prescription medicine containers took significantly longer for visually impaired people to find and read.  It also took longer for them to locate key pieces of information on the label, relative to a flat label.  Round labels also resulted in decreased reading accuracy.

Effect of Container Shape, Age, and Visual Acuity on the Readability of Prescription Label Information in Persons With Visual Impairments

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