This year for Nystagmus Awareness Day and ‘wobbly week’ the Nystagmus Network is joining forces with parkrun UK to offer you the opportunity to get out into your local park and walk or run for nystagmus awareness. You can take part in parkrun just about anywhere in the country, every week of the year. But … Continue reading parkrun for Nystagmus Awareness Day
If you happened to be watching popular Channel 4 TV quiz show, Fifteen to One on Wednesday 19th December and were paying very close attention you will have heard a question about nystagmus. Quiz master, Sandi Toksvig asked “Which sensory organs are affected by the medical condition nystagmus?” The contestant clearly knew his stuff as … Continue reading Nystagmus question on Fifteen to One
The Nystagmus Network is pleased to share this guest post from our friends at Visualise Training and Consultancy. The new guide ‘Seeing Beyond The Eyes’ includes details of the charity’s services and our contact details so that patients with nystagmus can find us easily for information and support. Eye care and Health Professionals armed with … Continue reading Seeing Beyond The Eyes
On Nystagmus Awareness Day 2018, the Nystagmus Network’s Information and Development Manager, Sue, shared her nystagmus story and explained why it’s so important to continue to raise awareness of nystagmus. Read Sue’s online article here.
I was born with nystagmus and always struggled at school both in the classroom and in PE. All throughout my education it’s been a continuous trip to the printer to enlarge text books and print outs. Things didn’t really change at college. I was told I had dyslexia which could be linked to the nystagmus, … Continue reading How amazing is Freya?
SMALL CHARITY WEEK begins on Monday 18 June. If the Nystagmus Network is your favourite small charity, why not enter the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram competition to help us win £450? How to enter: Take a photo of yourself holding up your Small Charity Week poster that reads: “I love Nystagmus Network because (and say … Continue reading You could win £450 for the Nystagmus Network
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
On national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day, Wednesday 20 June, why not help us really get ‘nystagmus in the open‘ by joining Julian Jackson on one of the final legs of his 1,000 mile Big Blind Walk? On that day Julian will be walking from Helmsdale to Dunbeath in the Scottish Highlands along the A9 … Continue reading Nystagmus in the open and the Big Blind Walk
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
Schools can take part in Nystagmus Awareness Day, especially if there is a pupil who has nystagmus. Talking about nystagmus, celebrating ‘nystagmus in the open‘ will help us raise awareness of the condition and help the children affected explain it to their friends. This can help remove the sense of isolation some children feel. We … Continue reading Nystagmus Awareness Day – for schools