Weekly digest, 28 May 2021

Social media posts, events and highlights of the past 7 days
Eye yoga
We featured a news article in which Sir Paul McCartney claimed Eye Yoga is helping him prevent age related sight loss and a review by the College of Optometrists who examined the evidence.

Monday Focus
Monday Focus featured photosensitivity and the difficulties that bright light, both natural and artificial, can present for people with nystagmus when associated, in particular, with aniridia, cone dystrophy and ocular and oculocutaneous albinism. We included some useful advice on measures those who experience photophobia can take.

Blind in Business
We highlighted the sight loss charity Blind in Business, who support blind and partially sighted people into employment and featured their webinar question and answer session for parents and families scheduled for 5 July 2021.

Raindrops story writing competition
We reminded all our followers about the Children's story writing competition, open to children with and without nystagmus, aged 5 to 14. The best stories and drawings will be published in a book which will be available to purchase from September.

Introducing the judges
All the stories entered in the Raindrops children's story writing competition will be judged by authors Katherine Mengardon, Tim Pearce and Nadine Neckles. We highlighted our judges and their work and invited our followers to read more here.

Our research advisors
We are privileged to work with the greatest brains in nystagmus research in the UK. We invited our followers to find out more about them on our website.
We drew attention to the dedicated Acquired Nystagmus area of our website and, in particular, the work of Professor Chris Harris.
We also signposted the research page of our website.

Friday Fundraiser
We featured Sarah Mills who will be running 100 kilometers in a day this July as she takes part in the Peak District Challenge to raise funds for the Nystagmus Network. Anyone wishing to sponsor Sarah can do so through her Justgiving page.

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