Can you help Libby with her research?


Introducing Libby I am a geography student studying in my final year at Loughborough University.  I am seeking participants for my dissertation study which aims to explore the experiences of young adults (18-25) in their local space / environment & the impacts on identity formation. This study is inspired by my two younger sisters, who … Continue reading Can you help Libby with her research?

Nystagmus doesn’t stop me …


The theme of the Nystagmus Network virtual Open Day 2020 is the phrase ‘Nothing will stop us!” That’s because we believe that nystagmus needn’t stop you from doing (almost) anything you want to do. So this month we’re running our Open Day 2020 COMPETITION! To enter, all you have to do is show us what nystagmus doesn’t stop you from … Continue reading Nystagmus doesn’t stop me …

Congratulations, Nikita


On World Sight Day 2020, the Nystagmus Network is delighted to celebrate the achievement of Nikita Thomas who has been named an Eye Health Hero by the IAPB (the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness). Nikita, who works in nystagmus research at the University of Cardiff, was nominated by the Nystagmus Network and has … Continue reading Congratulations, Nikita

SEND within a COVID-19 pandemic


In his presentation for the Nystagmus Network virtual Open Day 2020, Kevin McManamon, Senior Associate, Educational Team, Geldards LLP sets out the current position of SEND support in schools in England and Wales. To view Kevin’s and all the other presentations, please register here

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