Nystagmus research news update from Dr Helen Griffiths at Sheffield University


Helen and her team are working on a virtual reality solution for the problematic sympton of oscillopsia in Acquired Nystagmus. Helen writes: “Many thanks to you all at Nystagmus Network and to your partners Fight for Sight for your support, allowing us to continue the VR project work. We have started and have been able … Continue reading Nystagmus research news update from Dr Helen Griffiths at Sheffield University

Mousetrap VI Theatre Trip


If you would like to take part in a family event especially for children and young people who have a visual impairment, Nystagmus Network is offering you the opportunity to join a special London theatre experience for families. The Little Match Girl and other happier tales For adults and brave children alike, expect music, puppetry, … Continue reading Mousetrap VI Theatre Trip

Fancy doing a sky dive for Nystagmus Network?


Last year the charity held its first ever fundraising skydive. Luke Sargent jumped out of a plane while his young son watched proudly. Imagine that! Now we’ve signed up with UK Skydiving Adventures so anyone can have a go. Simply follow the link to the website and get yourself signed up. It’s just one brave … Continue reading Fancy doing a sky dive for Nystagmus Network?

Broadway swimming club joins #nystagmusbigswim


We’re celebrating today the huge achievements of Lucie Wood and her family in support of Wobbly Wednesday 2017 (national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day) and the #nystagmusbigswim. Lucie’s daughter has nystagmus. She, her sister and their 2 cousins decided to take part in the #nystagmusbigswim. When they asked their swimming club, Broadway ASC in Oldham, if … Continue reading Broadway swimming club joins #nystagmusbigswim

Want to run the London Vitality 10k for the Nystagmus Network?


If you’re looking for a challenge and would like to help this charity raise funds, why not sign up for one of our free places in the London Vitality 10k on 28 May? All we ask is that you set up a Justgiving page for your sponsors, agree to raise at least £100 for the … Continue reading Want to run the London Vitality 10k for the Nystagmus Network?

Soft contact lenses may improve vision in adults with CIN


A pilot randomised study, led by Maria Theodorou FRCOphth, PhD at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, funded by the Nystagmus Network/Fight for Sight, Moorfields Eye Hospital Special Trustees and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has shown that wearing soft contact lenses may help people with CIN see a little better. The purpose of the study … Continue reading Soft contact lenses may improve vision in adults with CIN

New research project on visual crowding in CIN


A new research project is being undertaken at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London. The aim of the study is to understand better the visual abilities of people with congenital nystagmus, with a particular focus on visual crowding, a phenomenon which occurs when an object that is visible in isolation becomes impossible to recognise … Continue reading New research project on visual crowding in CIN

Nystagmus Network launches new publication on nystagmus and driving


Whether or not people with nystagmus can drive is probably the most frequently asked question the charity receives. Because nystagmus is such a complex condition and affects everyone differently, there is no definitive answer. In our new publication, Nystagmus and Driving, we address all the issues, answer your questions and signpost to free and concessionary … Continue reading Nystagmus Network launches new publication on nystagmus and driving

Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight fund two new nystagmus research projects


Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight have partnered to fund research aimed at the early detection of nystagmus and improve the quality of life of those with nystagmus Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, and Nystagmus Network, the foremost charity in the UK providing support and information about nystagmus, are working in partnership to fund … Continue reading Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight fund two new nystagmus research projects