Nystagmus Research Conference 2018

The Nystagmus Network is hosting a nystagmus research conference later this year. Delegates are senior researchers, academics and clinicians from the top UK nystagmus research centres, with expertise in testing and diagnostics, genetics and technological intervention. We will also be joined by a representative from Fight for Sight, our research funding partner. Agenda items include … Continue reading Nystagmus Research Conference 2018

Seeing Beyond The Eyes

The Nystagmus Network is pleased to share this guest post from our friends at Visualise Training and Consultancy. The new guide ‘Seeing Beyond The Eyes’ includes details of the charity’s services and our contact details so that patients with nystagmus can find us easily for information and support. Eye care and Health Professionals armed with … Continue reading Seeing Beyond The Eyes

Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers

Vikki and her husband, Tom, were the very first to sign up to abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vikki’s family have been members and supporters of the Nystagmus Network for many years. Parents, Peter and Lynne, even organised an entire Open Day one … Continue reading Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers

Visual impairment and mental health

Children aged between 8 and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. The Nystagmus Network has been aware of this for a long time and always highlights the social and emotional aspects … Continue reading Visual impairment and mental health

Help shape education support for children with vision impairment

Nystagmus Network volunteer education advocate and trustee, Frances Lilley, is a member of a group called the Young Vision Alliance. The Alliance is researching the difficulties children and young people are facing in education prior to an education campaign later this year which will be calling for the government to address key issues. You can … Continue reading Help shape education support for children with vision impairment

Open Day tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the Nystagmus Network Open Day 2018 go on general sale at midday today. With a packed line up of speakers and presenters, including Marsha De Cordova MP, Shadow Minister for Disabilities and David Katz, internationally acclaimed ‘blind’ photographer, alongside presentations from the UK’s top nystagmus research teams and workshops on education support, benefits, … Continue reading Open Day tickets on sale now!

Well done, Simon! He did it!

Simon jumped out of a plane for the Nystagmus Network this morning and has raised over £1,000 for the charity! Fresh back from a family holiday, Simon took to the skies earlier this morning, courtesy of the Red Devils Parachute Regiment Free-fall Team. Simon’s sky dive was watched by friends and family, his wife, Sara … Continue reading Well done, Simon! He did it!