Hi everyone. I'm new to this group and I'm hoping I might be able to get some advice from people who have experienced a similar situation.
My mother in law had a TIA or perhaps a small stroke about a year ago and it caused partial vision loss and light sensitivity in one of her eyes. When it happened, it took them a while to identify what had happened to her as there weren't any clear identifiers of a stroke. But they eventually found the cause and told her that the vision loss was par for the course and that she'd get used to it.
But she wasn't given any treatment or ongoing support for her eye, despite the fact that is really affects her day to day life. Her eyes get strained incredibly easily and she has to take regular rest breaks for them throughout the day and wears sunglasses a lot of the time to reduce the light sensitivity. It seems like she is just trying to struggle on despite the fact she's in a lot of discomfort.
I thought it was odd that she was offered no support at all for how to adjust to this new way of living or investigation into whether she could be helped with glasses, patching, eye exercises etc. Is this normal and if not, could anyone suggest where she could get some support to help improve her day to day living?