Definition of 'adaptation' in relation to post stroke vision loss.

Have you lost vision to one side following a stroke?

This is called a homonymous hemianopia and means the loss of vision to the left side or right side in both eyes.

It can be difficult to adapt to this change in vision and some people adapt quicker than others. 

We do not currently understand how people ‘adapt’ or know what the term ‘adaptation’ really means.  If we can understand this better, we will be able to improve support for people with hemianopia.

If you have a hemianopia caused by stroke, we would be grateful if you could take 10-15 minutes to fill in a five question survey.  The questions include your thoughts on what adaptation means and how you feel you have adapted to your sight loss.  This survey can be done by post or by email.

Once you have completed the survey it can be emailed to the research team or posted in a free post envelope.  There will be no further contact or information required.

The results of the survey will be used to plan a face to face meeting at University of Liverpool in March 2019.  If you are interested in taking part in this meeting you will be able to discuss this with the research team.

Please contact researcher Claire Howard if you have any questions about this research:

Tel: 0151 795 5306