Glen’s taking the abseil challenge. Could you?


Glen is a member of the Nystagmus Network and a true friend of the charity. We were privileged to meet him last year when he led a workshop at Open Day on building social networks. You can read all about Glen’s adventures as a successful young man about London, who just happens to have aniridia … Continue reading Glen’s taking the abseil challenge. Could you?

Claire’s taking the leap for nystagmus. Want to join her?


Introducing Claire, the next member of Team Nystagmus Network Abseil. Claire is a keen rock climber, so abseiling her way down the ArcelorMittal Orbit is going to be a walk in the park! She’s doing it all to raise money for nystagmus research at Moorfields and UCL. If you’d like to join Claire, please contact … Continue reading Claire’s taking the leap for nystagmus. Want to join her?

Nystagmus Research Conference 2018


The Nystagmus Network is hosting a nystagmus research conference later this year. Delegates are senior researchers, academics and clinicians from the top UK nystagmus research centres, with expertise in testing and diagnostics, genetics and technological intervention. We will also be joined by a representative from Fight for Sight, our research funding partner. Agenda items include … Continue reading Nystagmus Research Conference 2018

Seeing Beyond The Eyes


The Nystagmus Network is pleased to share this guest post from our friends at Visualise Training and Consultancy. The new guide ‘Seeing Beyond The Eyes’ includes details of the charity’s services and our contact details so that patients with nystagmus can find us easily for information and support. Eye care and Health Professionals armed with … Continue reading Seeing Beyond The Eyes

Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers


Vikki and her husband, Tom, were the very first to sign up to abseil down from the 262 feet high viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vikki’s family have been members and supporters of the Nystagmus Network for many years. Parents, Peter and Lynne, even organised an entire Open Day one … Continue reading Vikki and Tom – our first abseilers

Visual impairment and mental health


Children aged between 8 and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. The Nystagmus Network has been aware of this for a long time and always highlights the social and emotional aspects … Continue reading Visual impairment and mental health

Help shape education support for children with vision impairment


Nystagmus Network volunteer education advocate and trustee, Frances Lilley, is a member of a group called the Young Vision Alliance. The Alliance is researching the difficulties children and young people are facing in education prior to an education campaign later this year which will be calling for the government to address key issues. You can … Continue reading Help shape education support for children with vision impairment

Open Day tickets on sale now!


Tickets for the Nystagmus Network Open Day 2018 go on general sale at midday today. With a packed line up of speakers and presenters, including Marsha De Cordova MP, Shadow Minister for Disabilities and David Katz, internationally acclaimed ‘blind’ photographer, alongside presentations from the UK’s top nystagmus research teams and workshops on education support, benefits, … Continue reading Open Day tickets on sale now!