A very wobbly unicycle ride


On Saturday 29 October young Research Orthoptist, Daniel Osborne, kicked off a whole raft of Wobbly Wednesday activities at the Southampton Eye Unit in real style by riding a 12 mile route around the town on his unicycle. Fuelled by dates, flap jack, fed to him at regular intervals by his stalwart outrider, Kathryn Greenhalgh, … Continue reading A very wobbly unicycle ride

Do you want to ski like Josh?


Our son Joshua was born with oculo-cutaneous albinism in 2003. It was a surprise to both our families as no one on either side had any recollection of anyone in the family having albinism. The thing that has affected Josh most is his visual impairment. His eyes let in too much light due to the … Continue reading Do you want to ski like Josh?

A mum with nystagmus shares her story


I made my first contribution to the Nystagmus Network Focus newsletter after much parental cajoling and days, weeks, months, if not years, of adolescent procrastination, in the mid-1990s. To save readers from searching the archive, I’ve got what I consider to be mild nystagmus and bad short sight and astigmatism. Contact lenses are better than … Continue reading A mum with nystagmus shares her story

Meet our new Nystagmus Network volunteers!


Today we are excited to officially announce our new volunteers at the Nystagmus Network! Earlier this year we started a recruitment drive to find people who were passionate and committed to supporting the nystagmus community as part of our peer-to-peer support model. The charity was inundated with applications, ranging from adults with nystagmus to healthcare … Continue reading Meet our new Nystagmus Network volunteers!

Fundraising for the Nystagmus Network


Our latest video blog features an interview by our very own Sue with two of the charity’s fundraisers! Gavin and Paula Birch recently held a fun day and football match for the Nystagmus Network where they were able to raise funds and awareness of the condition. Their daughter Freya was diagnosed with nystagmus when she … Continue reading Fundraising for the Nystagmus Network

Nystagmus and the new school term – by Elisheva Sokolic


When your child has nystagmus there might be slightly more to think about before you wave goodbye at the school gates than new shoes and homework diaries. Especially in the early years, when your child can’t necessarily advocate for themselves, it can be helpful to plan a meeting with the new teacher either ahead of … Continue reading Nystagmus and the new school term – by Elisheva Sokolic