This year’s Open Day has a huge emphasis on nystagmus research. Throughout the day delegates will be able to visit our Research Hub and speak with researchers and clinicians from Moorfields, London, the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University, the School of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics at the University of Sheffield and the Southampton Eye Unit, Southampton General Hospital and the University of Southampton. Each team will also be presenting their latest work in the main auditorium and taking questions.
In addition, we will have with us, among others, representatives from the Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, the University of Birmingham, Aston University and, of course, our nystagmus research funding partners, Fight for Sight.
There will also be presentations and workshops on education support, mobility and independence, assistive technology, benefits and lots, lots more.
Open Day is also a great opportunity for us to celebrate the successes of our members and supporters. At lunch time there will be a guitar recital by James, who achieved Grade 3 in music at the age of 9 despite struggling to read sheet music.