Here’s Dave’s nystagmus success story, in his own words.
I have congenital nystagmus. The main limitation I have experienced is not being able to drive. However, at the age of 68, I can reflect on what I have been able to achieve in my life and feel very happy. I have been happily married for 45 years, have 2 grown up children and 2 grandchildren.
I spent most of my career in Personnel Management (HR) and retired as Head of Department in a Surrey Local Authority. Academically, I was a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and also gained a Masters Degree at Brunel University.
In my retirement, I run a walking group, am a bereavement counsellor and have set up and run The Wonderyears, the UK’s oldest seniors rock chorus and band. The group has been filmed by national TV and reached the quarter finals of Britain’s Got Talent!
I hope this can be an encouragement to others, particularly parents of young children who have nystagmus, to illustrate that whilst having the condition can limit some activities (such as driving) life can still be great fun and very rewarding.