Why do manufacturers think we have microscopic vision and can read type so small only ants can decipher it? Especially since ants have no need to know if the goods in question contain nuts or should be boiled for 11 minutes?I find myself squinting at everything from washing instructions on clothes labels to the very, very small print on hair dye, which, since it promises to eradicate all grey, is not exactly aimed at millennials. Marion Mcgilvary, of London, reveals she finds herself squinting at everything (stock photo)Ditto anti-ageing creams, which seems a particularly cruel way of making a point that yes, Dear Squinter, you are very old.I confess I keep a mini magnifying glass in my handbag, which comes in very handy at Waitrose. However, the worst of all has to be medicine. We are urged to read the tomes of contra-indications that come in the packaging — if only! Pill bottles and liquid antacids, which people of a certain age may use more than whippersnappers, are particularly dire as instructions the length of War And Peace are jammed onto a label the size of a postage stamp. She added: ‘However, the worst of all has to be medicine. We are urged to read the tomes of contra-indications that come in the packaging — if only!’ (stock photo)You are turned into Mr Magoo in the pharmacy having to ask the white- coated assistant to read the label aloud.Particularly embarrassing if you happen to be constipated or have any kind of rash you’d rather not announce to all in Superdrug.It seems like a basic human right to expect labelling to be clear, legible and large enough to read with the naked eye, especially around things to do with health and food.If a health warning on a pack of cigarettes is printed in big, shouty capitals and can be seen from space, why should ‘take one a day after food’ be such a big secret?