Nystagmus and the new school term – by Elisheva Sokolic


When your child has nystagmus there might be slightly more to think about before you wave goodbye at the school gates than new shoes and homework diaries. Especially in the early years, when your child can’t necessarily advocate for themselves, it can be helpful to plan a meeting with the new teacher either ahead of … Continue reading Nystagmus and the new school term – by Elisheva Sokolic

Rugby champion shares his nystagmus story!


I’m Wil Maudsley and I was diagnosed with nystagmus at three months old. From the outset my family decided that I would do everything my peers would do and I strongly believe that this has made me the person I am today. Objects do not move around with my vision, but I wouldn’t know what … Continue reading Rugby champion shares his nystagmus story!

Parents share their delight in their son’s success


When Maxine and Matthew Wilson’s son, Charlie, was diagnosed with nystagmus at six months old, they freely admit they went into a panic, which is probably what most parents do when suddenly faced with the prospect of their child growing up with a visual impairment. They thought he’d never be able to play ball sports … Continue reading Parents share their delight in their son’s success

Can people see past my wobbly eyes?


It’s a traumatic experience for parents when their baby is diagnosed with an unknown condition. Mine didn’t know what to do when the doctor told them that their little girl had nystagmus; but then what could they actually do? It’s just one of those things. Yet it didn’t seem like that at the time. Even … Continue reading Can people see past my wobbly eyes?

I’m the parent I never thought I’d be


I had always planned on being a laid back parent. My son, born with perfect vision, had been a breeze. And then my daughter entered school. Even though she had albinism and nystagmus, I assumed I’d continue being easy breezy. I would explain the accommodations she needed, the teachers would listen, and we would all … Continue reading I’m the parent I never thought I’d be

Wobble and me (part 2)


I’d be foolish to pretend that secondary school was a breeze with nystagmus. There were two ways to go about it; suffer in silence, or rise to the challenge. As for me, admittedly I did both. The first obstacle was getting there, which shouldn’t have been a problem because I lived local. My mum walked … Continue reading Wobble and me (part 2)

George has nystagmus – goodbye!


My son, George, has congenital idiopathic nystagmus. The terminology may be familiar to ophthalmologists, but it’s baffling to anyone else. In George’s case, no one can identify a cause. So begins our story of discovery about nystagmus, what it means to those who have it, to those around them and the shocking ignorance of people … Continue reading George has nystagmus – goodbye!