Table 1

 Topic guide

TopicExamples of suggested subtopics or probe questions
• Description of vision• Do you a vision problem—what is it/describe it?
• Impact of vision problem on day to day life• Independent mobility
• Self care (grooming, dressing, eating/drinking, etc)
• Fulfilment of daily responsibilities
• Impact of vision problem on self• Does your vision problem affect how you feel about yourself—how?
• Affect on mood/self confidence/feelings about future
• Concern about appearance (general and/or specifically eyes)?
• Impact of vision problem on other people and social relations• Does your vision problem affect the lives of other people living with you, or other people important to you? How?
• Does your vision problem affect how others view or treat you? How?
• Vision problem and coping strategies• How do you try and cope, or get around, the challenges that your vision presents