Jamie Chapman

Jamie is 23 years old and was born 11 weeks early with congenital nystagmus.

I’m Jamie but I prefer being called Jay, Qualified Level 3 Extended Diploma In Creative Digital Media but I work for Howarth Timber as an expert manufacturing windows and doors, I have worked there for over 2 years. I would just like to help people understand the condition more because I have dealt with a lot in life and I get a satisfied feeling knowing I’ve helped somebody else, I grew up not knowing I had nystagmus so things were quite difficult at times, when I was young I did undergo two major eye operations which did help with the eye movement but it mainly helped to centralise my eyes.

I also have Astigmatism alongside the Nystagmus which reduces the quality of vision further making it more blurry. I hope I can help more people understand what it’s like to live with Nystagmus and how I deal with it myself.