Quality of Life Research


Acumen are currently organising research in the UK on behalf of a national sight loss charity to test a quality of life measure that is currently being developed. For the survey they are looking to blind and partially sighted people. The quality of life measure will help the charity assess the ongoing wellbeing of people … Continue reading Quality of Life Research

Take part in research at Cardiff University


Professor Jon Erichsen and his team from the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Nikita Thomas, Katherine Ward and Onyeka Amiebenomo invite you to take part in nystagmus research. Following their demonstrations at virtual Open Day 2021 of various nystagmus and eye tracking studies currently being carried out, you are warmly invited to … Continue reading Take part in research at Cardiff University

Two new nystagmus research projects funded


Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network are funding research into the impact of glare in infantile nystagmus and albinism in the hope of improving outcomes for people with the condition. People with nystagmus often experience glare, but until now this has not been researched thoroughly. The team at University of Leicester, led by Dr Frank … Continue reading Two new nystagmus research projects funded

Nystagmus research grant funding open for applications


The next round of small grant awards for nystagmus research is now open for application. The grant, funded jointly by Fight for Sight and the Nystagmus Network is worth up to £15,000. The Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network Small Grant Award One award to support clinical research to address visual impairment associated with nystagmus, focusing on … Continue reading Nystagmus research grant funding open for applications

Parents invited to take part in research


 Sophie Waltl (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy honours student, Australian Catholic University) is assisting with research on a new assessment that describes vision use in children – the ‘Measure of Early Vision Use’ or MEVU. The research team are seeking specific feedback from parents / caregivers to understand whether MEVU (which was originally developed for children with … Continue reading Parents invited to take part in research

Circadian Therapeutics Sleep Health Survey


Circadian Therapeutics are seeking vision-impaired individuals between 18 – 70 years to participate in a research project exploring experiences of sleep and daily rhythm disruption. In partnership with the Blind Veterans UK, Circadian Therapeutics is running a survey to identify sleep and circadian disruption experienced by vision impaired individuals. The purpose of this work, first … Continue reading Circadian Therapeutics Sleep Health Survey

Congratulations, Dr Thomas


The Nystagmus Network is sending huge congratulations to the newly qualified Dr Nikita Thomas. Dr Thomas achieved her PhD this month. Nikita is well known to members of the Nystagmus Network for her engaging personality and confident presentations on her latest nystagmus research. On World Sight Day 2020, Nikita was named an Eye Health Hero … Continue reading Congratulations, Dr Thomas

Vision impairment and employment – a research project


Guest Post: Dr. Liz Ellis, VICTAR, University of Birmingham The Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham is conducting research to understand more about the factors which contribute to employment outcomes (the good and not so good) for individuals with a visual impairment, living and/or working in Greater London. … Continue reading Vision impairment and employment – a research project

Nystagmus does cause visual crowding – it’s official


It’s long been understood that people with nystagmus can struggle to pick out objects from an image or face in a crowd. That’s a phenomenon called visual crowding. But how does nystagmus cause this? Now Vijay, Taylor, nystagmus researcher at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London has shown that the eye movements associated … Continue reading Nystagmus does cause visual crowding – it’s official

Thank you, Nikita


On World Sight Day 2020, Nikita was named an Eye Health Hero by the IAPB (the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness). Nominated for her innovative work in perimetry, we’re sure that Nikita has a brilliant nystagmus research career ahead of her. And now we’re not the only ones to think so. You can … Continue reading Thank you, Nikita