I am now registered as visually impaired. It’s taken a little while.
Below I’ve tried to chart the process as a journey, from having a stoke onwards. There was quite a lot of puzzlement. I felt I was on a trip no-one had really explained to me.
There are charities with pages about what to expect in the eye clinic, so I think it’s a recognized problem, but I wasn’t aware of these. So it was uncharted territory for me and I often didn’t know what would happen next.
When I got each letter it said please come to clinic N on date D, but what for? It didn’t really say and was sometimes a bit misleading, so I was a bit anxious and when I phoned Enquiries they didn’t have a real answer, it was just along the lines “Oh well he must want to see you”.
All the people I met on my journey were kindness itself and brilliant but they weren’t tour guides I guess, otherwise they’d have said where we were going next.