Nystagmus Awareness Day – for sports clubs


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

Nystagmus Awareness Day – for snow men!


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!

Nystagmus in the garden


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

Join Easyfundraising.com and raise donations for the Nystagmus Network every time you shop online


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

Do you know your ECLO?


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?

Nystagmus and Quality of Life


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

Join the crowds to cheer on Julian as he begins his Big Blind Walk


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

More rejections than Harry Potter?


  A report by John Sanders who, at different times, has been a Nystagmus Network trustee, as well as an employee and continues to be a member of the charity. The other day I went to a talk entitled “My wobbles through the world of nystagmus” by Southampton based ophthalmologist, Helena Lee. This was part … Continue reading More rejections than Harry Potter?

Thank you to Mike and Studley Wood GC


Nystagmus Network trustee and golfing enthusiast, Peter Greenwood, traveled to Studley Wood Golf Club in Oxfordshire earlier this week to receive, on behalf of the charity, a cheque for £4,300. The money had been raised during the year at various events by club members, their friends and families after club captain for the year, Mike … Continue reading Thank you to Mike and Studley Wood GC