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

Advice from Glen on apps and phone tech


Glen is a VI blogger, friend and member of the Nystagmus Network. Our delegates enjoyed his extremely useful workshop at Open Day last year on building social networks. More recently, Glen has turned his attention to another of his areas of expertise: assistive technology. In his latest blog, Glen shares a video follow up explaining … Continue reading Advice from Glen on apps and phone tech

Celebrating National Sunglasses Day!


As photophobia is a frequent accompaniment to nystagmus and ocular albinism, we’re happy to join in a day of celebrating sunglasses and raising awareness of the importance of protecting your eyes, whether you have nystagmus or not, from damaging UV rays. We’re enjoying some beautiful, warm sunny weather across the whole of the UK right … Continue reading Celebrating National Sunglasses Day!

How amazing is Bradley


We couldn’t resist one more ‘amazing’ nystagmus success story. Not everyone with nystagmus can drive, but Bradley has turned driving into his philosophy on life. My name is Bradley. I’ve had nystagmus since birth. My parents found out about it when I was 4. As a child, I was in and out of hospitals. It … Continue reading How amazing is Bradley

How amazing is Amanda


Amanda is a long time supporter of the Nystagmus Network UK and our unofficial US spokesperson. As a professional freelance writer, who also has nystagmus, she is well placed to tell her amazing nystagmus story … My Nystagmus Journey: Fifth grade diagnosis and beyond Fifth grade – that’s when my life changed because of my … Continue reading How amazing is Amanda

How amazing is Gary?


Here’s Gary’s sporty nystagmus success story … Since 2014 I’ve been playing county cricket for Warwickshire Visually Impaired Cricket Club. The club comprises players of all ages (my shirt number is 49 – the age at which I made my debut) and varying levels of sight. Several of our players are registered blind and we … Continue reading How amazing is Gary?

How amazing is Maureen?


Maureen tells her own nystagmus success story … I started school in 1945. They didn’t have the pre-school checks they have now.  No-one had noticed anything out of the ordinary. I was riding a two wheel bike before I was 4. I used to bump into things and fall off regularly, but nobody saw anything … Continue reading How amazing is Maureen?

How amazing is Chris?


If you ever visit our Facebook page you will know Chris. She’s very knowledgeable about nystagmus – and sight impairment generally and so generous to everyone with her time and support. Here’s her amazing nystagmus story: Back in 1973, living at home with my parents, I read in our local paper about a new national organisation … Continue reading How amazing is Chris?

How amazing is Dave?


Here’s Dave’s nystagmus success story, in his own words. I have congenital nystagmus. The main limitation I have experienced is not being able to drive. However, at the age of 68, I can reflect on what I have been able to achieve in my life and feel very happy. I have been happily married for … Continue reading How amazing is Dave?