On national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day, Wednesday 20 June, why not help us really get ‘nystagmus in the open‘ by joining Julian Jackson on one of the final legs of his 1,000 mile Big Blind Walk? On that day Julian will be walking from Helmsdale to Dunbeath in the Scottish Highlands along the A9 … Continue reading Nystagmus in the open and the Big Blind Walk
Please help us to promote national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day, on Wednesday 20 June, in clinics and hospitals all over the UK and the world. We have free to download PowerPoint presentations which can be displayed on a screen in reception. We also have a free bunting template. For those organising a fundraising event, … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for clinics
Schools can take part in Nystagmus Awareness Day, especially if there is a pupil who has nystagmus. Talking about nystagmus, celebrating ‘nystagmus in the open‘ will help us raise awareness of the condition and help the children affected explain it to their friends. This can help remove the sense of isolation some children feel. We … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for schools
Calling all sports and athletics clubs – we want you to join us for ‘nystagmus in the open‘ on national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day on Wednesday 20 June. We need you to help us prove that children and adults with nystagmus can take part in sport and fitness, despite their visual impairment. So please … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for sports clubs
Whilst we are all looking forward to the very first Nystagmus Awareness Day in the summer – on Wednesday 20 June – for those of you who miss the old days, when Nystagmus Awareness Day was celebrated in November, you can get this year’s ‘Wobbly Week’ off to a great start by coming sledging or … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for snow men!
To mark the end of Wobbly Week 2018, Sue will be opening her tiny courtyard garden in Lincolnshire to the public for ‘nystagmus in the open‘. There will be tea and cakes, a book stall, craft table, bric-a-brac and plants for sale – and lots of Nystagmus Network bunting! Sue and her husband have been members … Continue reading Nystagmus in the garden
We all shop online, but did you know that, by signing up with Easyfundraising.com you could be raising money for the Nystagmus Network – and it doesn’t cost you a penny. You could also take advantage of some great deals. We already have a growing group of shoppers collecting a few pence, or even a … Continue reading Join Easyfundraising.com and raise donations for the Nystagmus Network every time you shop online
If you or someone in your family has nystagmus, then make sure you meet your ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer). You can ask for them the next time you visit the clinic, or find their details on your local authority’s ‘local offer’ page, under visual impairment or sensory services. Alternatively you can search the RNIB’s … Continue reading Do you know your ECLO?
A research paper is republished this month into the quality of life of people living with nystagmus. Professor Irene Gottlob and Dr Rebecca McLean from the University of Leicester shared their findings in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Their report followed an extensive research study, funded jointly by the Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight. … Continue reading Nystagmus and Quality of Life
If you can join Julian for just one of the 1,000 miles he plans to walk for sight research, or stand at the side of the road as he passes through your town or village, you’ll be in very good company. There will be lots of other people there who suffer from visual impairment and … Continue reading Join the crowds to cheer on Julian as he begins his Big Blind Walk