Ian Springett head shot

Introducing Ian

Ian Springett joined the Nystagmus Network staff team in January 2021.

Following a career in public service, most recently as an ECLO (Eye Care Liaison Officer) and Complaints Officer with the NHS and before that serving as a Police Officer for 30 years, Ian has settled quickly into his new role with the charity as an Information Support Officer.

Ian’s first 3 months with the charity are funded by a grant from Pears Foundation and is part of Government’s £750m charities package, granted through Pears Foundation’s trusted, long-term Partners to ensure funding gets to frontline organisations and their communities.

The Nystagmus Network is grateful to Pears Foundation for their philanthropic support.

ECLO chatting with patient.

Do you know your ECLO?

If you or someone in your family has nystagmus, then make sure you meet your ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer). You can ask for them the next time you visit the clinic, or find their details on your local authority’s ‘local offer’ page, under visual impairment or sensory services. Alternatively you can search the RNIB’s Sightline Directory.

The role of the ECLO is to support anyone affected by visual impairment or sight loss, from the point of diagnosis onwards. They can offer you information and support and signpost you to organisations, like the Nystagmus Network, who can help you. They can also help you come to terms with your condition and make sure you have someone to talk to.

So if you’re a VIP (visually impaired person), your ECLO is also a VIP (very important person) to get to know.

Find out more about ECLOs.