Did you know that RNIB has a tax team that supports blind and partially sighted people with tax, tax credits and HMRC issues across the UK? The team, based in Liverpool, is supported by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Mark Rogerson from RNIB’s Tax Advice Service told us how the team makes a difference to … Continue reading A helping hand with taxes
The Nystagmus Network has teamed up with training organisation Visualise to ensure that everyone involved in testing people’s eyesight is nystagmus aware. You can help make sure that all optometry clinics and practitioners are up to speed, by taking part in this survey. Thank you!
As photophobia is a frequent accompaniment to nystagmus and ocular albinism, we’re happy to join in a day of celebrating sunglasses and raising awareness of the importance of protecting your eyes, whether you have nystagmus or not, from damaging UV rays. We’re enjoying some beautiful, warm sunny weather across the whole of the UK right … Continue reading Celebrating National Sunglasses Day!
Need a handy guide to how the eye works and what all the parts are called? This great guide from our friends at Fight for Sight will help you understand more the next time you visit the eye clinic. Anatomy of the eye
To achieve our objective of raising greater awareness of nystagmus, the charity publishes articles from time to time on different aspects of the condition. The article we submitted for publication most recently is entitled Wobbly Eyes and explains nystagmus in language a young child can understand. The text is adapted from our free to download … Continue reading Nystagmus Network article published
Please help us to promote national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day, on Wednesday 20 June, in clinics and hospitals all over the UK and the world. We have free to download PowerPoint presentations which can be displayed on a screen in reception. We also have a free bunting template. For those organising a fundraising event, … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for clinics
If you or someone in your family has nystagmus, then make sure you meet your ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer). You can ask for them the next time you visit the clinic, or find their details on your local authority’s ‘local offer’ page, under visual impairment or sensory services. Alternatively you can search the RNIB’s … Continue reading Do you know your ECLO?
We call our charity the Nystagmus Network, because it’s very important to us to help people affected by nystagmus to get together for mutual support. There is no better feeling than meeting someone else who has nystagmus themselves or has a child with nystagmus. To help members of the nystagmus community get together, this year … Continue reading It’s Tuesday – that’s Nystagmus Networking day on Facebook!
Every Monday over on our Facebook page we focus on a particular nystagmus-related topic to get the week started with a great conversation. Topics we have covered so far have included null point surgery, driving and nystagmus, talking to you child about nystagmus and whether or not to have cataracts removed when you have nystagmus. Anyone … Continue reading Monday Focus on Facebook
Parents often wonder when is the right time to talk to their children about nystagmus and what words to use. Our free to download booklet “Wobbly Eyes” can help. Covering things like going to school, out and about and making friends, the booklet uses child friendly language to help prepare a child for life with … Continue reading Explaining nystagmus to a child