Fight for Sight survey on eye conditions and sight loss

Fight for Sight needs your help as part of a ground-breaking survey into the experience of living with sight loss or an eye condition. By taking part in the survey you will be helping Fight for Sight to put sight loss on the map and help increase the amount of money going into eye research. … Continue reading Fight for Sight survey on eye conditions and sight loss

Are you going to LookFest 2020?

LookFest is an accessible family festival outdoors and under canvas for families where there are children and young people with impaired vision.After the huge success of LookFest 19, they’re doing it all over again in July 2020. Join them in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside for a fun-filled weekend with the #LookFamily See the highlights of last … Continue reading Are you going to LookFest 2020?

Reading an optician’s prescription

Although glasses cannot stop nystagmus they can correct refractive errors, such as long or short sight and astigmatism, to make the sight as clear as it can be. Do you understand what all the numbers and words actually mean on your prescription? Specsavers have made a handy video explaining everything. Watch here to find out … Continue reading Reading an optician’s prescription

What to expect from a visit to an Orthoptist

Orthoptists are trained specialists in diagnosing and providing non-surgical management of disorders of eye movements and associated vision defects. BIOS, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, has produced a series of guides to talk you through a typical visit to an Orthoptist. Please click the links below to see your chosen guide. For children For … Continue reading What to expect from a visit to an Orthoptist

Get university ready with LOOK UK

When  Saturday 08 February – 13:00 – 16:00 Where Thomas Pocklington Trust, Entrance D, Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG LOOK UK have teamed up with London Vision to run a free event for visually impaired young people considering university. Their ‘Get University Ready’ event is designed to empower visually impaired young people with … Continue reading Get university ready with LOOK UK

A new article on oscillopsia

Many people who have acquired nystagmus experience oscillopsia from time to time. This is where they see a moving image of the world around them, rather than a still one. People with congenital nystagmus can also, occasionally, see objects moving around when they are not. A new article, published online by Medical News Today, details … Continue reading A new article on oscillopsia

How well will my child see?

Researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a new way of predicting the future vision of children with infantile nystagmus. The research, published in the journal Ophthalmology has developed a grading system for retinal development in infants and young children with the condition, providing an important tool for ophthalmologists to determine their future vision. … Continue reading How well will my child see?

Into employment with VI

Latest study shows improvements for young people with vision impairment entering employment but more needs to be done The latest results of a Longitudinal Transition Study published by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham and Thomas Pocklington Trust show an increase to those entering employment but inconsistencies of … Continue reading Into employment with VI

Funding research into blindness

Please listen to the ‘In Touch’ programme on BBC Radio 4 to catch Head of Research at Fight for Sight, Dr Rubina Ahmed and Professor Chris Hammond talking about the launch of their new 2020 campaign. During the show, they’ll discuss the ‘1 to 20’ funding gap – only 1% of public funding is dedicated … Continue reading Funding research into blindness

Mike’s a Nystagmus Super Hero

In case you haven’t heard yet, Southampton born, Mike Larcombe, who has CN, set off on his Walk for Wiggly Eyes on 16 December. Mike is walking the entire length of both islands of New Zealand to raise awareness of nystagmus and funding for nystagmus research. The Nystagmus Network is one of Mike’s 3 chosen beneficiary charities. The others … Continue reading Mike’s a Nystagmus Super Hero