Wobbly Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – What will you Wobble?


With just four months to go until the biggest day of the nystagmus calendar, Wobbly Wednesday 2016, it’s time to launch our brand new campaign – “What will you Wobble?” All you have to do is think of something that wobbles – it’s not that tricky. You could have a wobbly tooth, or you might … Continue reading Wobbly Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – What will you Wobble?

A successful open garden event!


Garden lovers had a rare opportunity this weekend to visit the picturesque gardens of a Wiltshire country estate and help people affected by nystagmus. On Sunday 12th June Fonthill House, near Tisbury, was opened to the public from 12 – 5pm with proceeds from the event going to the Nystagmus Network. The gardens themselves cover … Continue reading A successful open garden event!

Informative, inspiring, emotional and motivating!


Over 170 people travelled to the Hilton Hotel, Reading on Saturday 7 May for the Nystagmus Network’s annual Open Day 2016. Among them were parents, their children, adults with nystagmus, clinical and research experts, exhibitors and speakers, charity trustees and volunteers, the lovely ladies from the Facebook group ‘Wobbly Days for Nystagmus Families’ and two … Continue reading Informative, inspiring, emotional and motivating!

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)

Training boost for orthoptists


Future generations of orthoptists graduating from Sheffield University will be even better placed to help nystagmus patients thanks to a new £30,000 eye movement recording laboratory. Only two other universities (Liverpool and Glasgow Caledonian) train orthoptists, so Sheffield’s new facility will have big impact on the profession. Within five years around 250 orthoptists will have … Continue reading Training boost for orthoptists