Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Affected activities

Daily living activities affected by visual impairment

  • Self care
  • Preparing meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Reading/watching TV
  • Walking independently
  • Driving – individuals who have hemianopia or double vision are not permitted to drive
  • Social/leisure activities

As a result of any of the above, a person may become dependent on others for assistance with activities of daily living.

It is important to remember that although a stroke may result in a person experiencing new visual problems, they may also have had other visual problems prior to the stroke. For example, they may have worn spectacles previously and it is therefore essential to ensure they are wearing these and that the spectacles are clean and fit properly.

Page last reviewed: 23 Jan 2020