Nystagmus in the open and the Big Blind Walk


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

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

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

The Outspan Rebels VI ski team


Jamie and Josh Fuller are well known in the nystagmus community as the father and son team who delivered an inspirational presentation at Open Day last September. Jamie organised the Nystagmus Network’s first ever ski experience last year and this year they have promised us not one but two ski camps. The Outspan Rebels VI … Continue reading The Outspan Rebels VI ski team

Open Day 2018 – booking open soon


We are just finalising details of our annual Open Day 2018. We shall once again be in central Birmingham. The date is Saturday, 29 September. The venue is the same as last year, the MacDonald Burlington Hotel, across the road from Grand Central. We already have some very exciting speakers lined up. We will also … Continue reading Open Day 2018 – booking open soon

David Katz – our special guest speaker at Open Day 2018


We are delighted to announce that David Katz, the internationally acclaimed photographer, will be joining us as our special guest speaker at our annual Open Day on 29 September. David was with us all in spirit last year, of course, when we were honoured and privileged to have been granted permission to premier his amazing … Continue reading David Katz – our special guest speaker at Open Day 2018

Marsha de Cordova MP – our Open Day keynote speaker


We are delighted to announce that we shall be joined on Open Day this year by Shadow Minister for Disabilities, Marsha de Cordova. Marsha has nystagmus and is severely sight impaired. She recently explained to BBC Radio 4’s Intouch programme how she manages her vision problem as part of her busy professional life. The photograph … Continue reading Marsha de Cordova MP – our Open Day keynote speaker

Every Wednesday is Nystagmus Awareness Day on Facebook


We started national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day, also known as Wobbly Wednesday, back in 2013. But every Wednesday is awareness day on our Facebook page. This means you can talk about any aspect of nystagmus you choose and ask any questions you like. This is your forum to talk about everything to do with … Continue reading Every Wednesday is Nystagmus Awareness Day on Facebook

Nystagmus Awareness Day 2018


The Nystagmus Network is delighted to post some exciting news. In 2018 we are declaring 20 June the new permanent date for Nystagmus Awareness Day. Since 2013, we have celebrated Wobbly Wednesday in November, but in 2018 it will be in the summer and 18 to 24 June will be a Wobbly Week. In future … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day 2018