Let’s go for an eye test!

Our next webinar is all about going to a high street optician’s when you have nystagmus. Tuesday 12 May at 3pm You have had an eye test … what now ?  An interactive webinar for the nystagmus community. Jayshree Vasani (Dispensing Optician) and Sarah Arnold (Optometrist) want to dispel the myths around what happens after … Continue reading Let’s go for an eye test!

Does nystagmus or ocular albinism affect my immunity?

Lots of you are asking us this question and some of you have received notification letters from the government. We asked for expert clinical advice and received the following statement: “IN (infantile nystagmus) or OA (ocular albinism) in isolation are not associated with compromised immunity. “There are some syndromic forms of albinism that are associated … Continue reading Does nystagmus or ocular albinism affect my immunity?

A round up of online learning

The Nystagmus Network has put together a handy list of tried and tested online learning resources for parents and carers. It’s a list that’s growing day by day. If you’d like to recommend a resource, please contact us and we’ll be happy to add it to our list. A brilliant ‘how to’ guide for parents … Continue reading A round up of online learning

Blind in Business event

“Expectations Exceeded” Parent and family workshop run by Friends of Moorfields and Blind in Business Friday 22 May 2020 2pm to 5pm Kemp House (next to Moorfields Eye Hospital) 152-160 City Road, EC1V 2NX The Boardroom, 4th Floor Parents, carers, young people, friends and family are all welcome to attend! Learn and speak with blind … Continue reading Blind in Business event

Our new Facebook groups

The Nystagmus Network has launched 3 brand new official Facebook groups this week to help members of the nystagmus community come together to share their experiences, their problems and their successes and offer each other help and encouragement when it’s needed. All three groups have Nystagmus Network staff members Sue, Sara and Debbie as admins … Continue reading Our new Facebook groups

Join us at the Manchester meet up

The next meeting of our north west regional Nystagmus Network support group is on Saturday, 25 April from 1 to 3pm in central Manchester Adults with nystagmus, parents of children with nystagmus and anyone supporting someone with nystagmus are all welcome to come along. The meeting is hosted by Nystagmus Network trustee, Marie Turnbull (pictured). … Continue reading Join us at the Manchester meet up

Parent Power comes to Leeds

Parent Power, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund The Nystagmus Network invites parents and carers to attend our final Parent Power education workshop. Venue:      DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds City Centre Date:          Saturday 14 March Time:         9.30am to 3pm The aim of the project is to empower parents and carers with legally based information on … Continue reading Parent Power comes to Leeds

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