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

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

Take part in sight services research


You can take part in a new study of services for people with impaired vision. Commissioned by major sight loss charities, the research aims to drive improvements to services. Phone interviews last 40 minutes and anyone anywhere in the UK can take part. Participants will receive £30 as a thank you. Please click here to … Continue reading Take part in sight services research

Parent Power comes to Bristol


Parent Power, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund The Nystagmus Network invites parents and carers to attend our next Parent Power education workshop. Venue:      DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre Date:          Saturday 29 February Time:         10am to 2pm The aim of the project is to empower parents and carers with legally based information on … Continue reading Parent Power comes to Bristol

Parent Power comes to Cambridge


Parent Power, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund SORRY – BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED. The Nystagmus Network invites parents and carers to attend our next Parent Power education workshop. Venue:      DoubleTree by Hilton, Cambridge City Centre Date:          Saturday 25 January Time:         9.30am to 3pm The aim of the project is to empower parents and carers … Continue reading Parent Power comes to Cambridge

Fingers crossed


Today at the Nystagmus Network we have our fingers firmly crossed. Why? Because we want to say a big THANK YOU to all the lovely national lottery players who helped make our Parent Power project possible. Thanks to our National Lottery Community Fund grant we’re able to run a series of free workshops for parents … Continue reading Fingers crossed