How amazing are you?


Have you done something amazing, something you never thought possible, because you have nystagmus? Has your child exceeded all your expectations? If so, we want to hear from you. Last year we heard about the fantastic swimming and fundraising achievements of Annabelle, Tyler and Poppy. This year we want to hear your stories. Between now and … Continue reading How amazing are you?

Nystagmus Awareness Day – for clinics


Please help us to promote national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day, on Wednesday 20 June, in clinics and hospitals all over the UK and the world. We have free to download PowerPoint presentations which can be displayed on a screen in reception. We also have a free bunting template. For those organising a fundraising event, … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for clinics

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!

Monday Focus on Facebook


Every Monday over on our Facebook page we focus on a particular nystagmus-related topic to get the week started with a great conversation. Topics we have covered so far have included null point surgery, driving and nystagmus, talking to you child about nystagmus and whether or not to have cataracts removed when you have nystagmus. Anyone … Continue reading Monday Focus on Facebook

My bouncing eyes baby!


Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am mother to a ridiculously delicious six year old girl named Scarlett. In every way Scarlett is a picture of happiness and joy. She needs very little to keep that big smile spread firmly across her angelic face, literally affection and biscuits will do the trick! I am … Continue reading My bouncing eyes baby!

An inspiring story about passing exams!


We wanted to begin 2017 by sharing a good news story by Meg Tatton which we hope will inspire other parents and show that there should be no barriers in the classroom. Meg’s ten year old daughter, Lily, has recently passed an entrance exam and won an academic scholarship thanks to the support she received from … Continue reading An inspiring story about passing exams!

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