Research participation opportunity for 12-14 year olds


Ifigeneia Manitsa is a Psychology Researcher and Assistant Lecturer at Kingston University. She is currently conducting the last two studies of her PhD which is focused on the academic and social inclusion of adolescents with and without visual impairments! If a student wants to participate in both studies, they will be asked to complete three questionnaires focused on … Continue reading Research participation opportunity for 12-14 year olds

Nystagmus Network launches Nystagmus Youth


As part of the Nystagmus Network virtual Open day 2020 and as a new initiative to get younger people involved with the Network, the charity is creating a new online community for young people living with nystagmus.  This community begins on Instagram and is a place for young adults and teens to share their stories, … Continue reading Nystagmus Network launches Nystagmus Youth

Come along to the forum


As part of the Nystagmus Network virtual Open Day 2020 we will be hosting a series of zoom chats on Saturday 3 October. For parents There will be a virtual parents’ forum at 2pm. Share experiences, make new friends. This session will be led by Marie Travers, herself the parent of a child with nystagmus.  Please contact … Continue reading Come along to the forum

Visiting a High Street Optometrist


What happens when you’re discharged from the hospital eye clinic and need to visit an optician’s on the High Street? Can staff on the High Street really support you with your sight if you have nystagmus? Can they prescribe the right glasses or contact lenses for you? In their presentation for the Nystagmus Network virtual … Continue reading Visiting a High Street Optometrist

Sometimes we all need more marshmallows


In her presentation for the Nystagmus Network virtual Open Day 2020, Alison Blackman QTVI will talk about resilience and how to boost it. Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity, reduce stress and bounce back from setbacks. In her presentation, Alison explains how to boost resilience in young people with nystagmus. She talks about the … Continue reading Sometimes we all need more marshmallows

An interview with Joanne


Violinist, soprano, opera impresario and Nystagmus Network member, Joanne Roughton-Arnold chats with Nystagmus Network’s Sue on Saturday 3 October as part of the Nystagmus Network virtual Open Day 2020. Hear Joanne talk about her experiences of her childhood and offer inspiration to young people with nystagmus dreaming of a career in the performing arts. Register … Continue reading An interview with Joanne

What seems to be the trouble?


What happens when your health problem just doesn’t seem to tick the boxes? In her new book, What seems to be the trouble? writer, researcher and practising body psychotherapist, Claire Entwistle describes her one woman quest for a treatment – any treatment – that would help her neurological condition and her nystagmus. Some people have … Continue reading What seems to be the trouble?

Keeping you connected


The Nystagmus Network is working hard to bring you closer together with other people living with nystagmus or with parents and carers of children and young people who have the condition. We are now running online support groups for adults with congenital or acquired nystagmus and for parents and carers. You can join zoom chats … Continue reading Keeping you connected

Training eye care professionals


High street optical staff need to understand the complexities of nystagmus, how to test the sight and how to dispense any corrective glasses or contact lenses. Due to the cancellation of so many routine eye clinic appointments during the current pandemic and the signing off of non-urgent cases, such as patients diagnosed with nystagmus, local … Continue reading Training eye care professionals

Please give me space


Now that lockdown measures are easing, lots of people, including those who are shielding for health reasons, are keen to ensure that social distancing guidelines continue to be followed. Some blind and partially sighted people are concerned about difficulties with maintaining social distancing and are sometimes even resorting to not going out. If you have … Continue reading Please give me space