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We wanted to tell you about a new way you can support the American Nystagmus Network. It is a new program sponsored by Amazon called AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to ANN!!! All you need to do is select ANN as the organization and Amazon will do the rest. This is NOT just a holiday promotion, but is a year-round program. The best part is there is no cost to you or the American Nystagmus Network.

Note: Due to bandwidth constraints by our Internet Provider, Conference Videos are currently unavailable. We are working on a solution, and hope to have them available soon.

New Announcements

ANN is pleased to welcome Joseph Ambrico to the Board of Directors. Go to the Board of Directors page to learn more about Joe.

Save the Date - Updated - New Orleans, Louisiana has been chosen as the location for ANN’s 2015 conference. July 31 - August 2, 2015. More information coming. Watch this space.

2014-2015 Scholarships

Congratulations to this year's scholarship winners. For more information and a list of current and past winners click here.

ANN made its first foray into the professional community by staffing a booth at the American Optometric Association Meeting in Philadelphia on June 26-28, 2014. The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. ANN was well received by the professional community, many of which had not heard of ANN. What was especially encouraging were the number of student attendees, many of whom knew somethng about Nystagmus.

Your board in parallel with the the conference spent over 12 hours in a conference room over 2 days working on ANN's future. We accomplished a lot of work and are so excited about where ANN is headed.

 

Summer Events.

On Saturday July 19th ANN hosted a day at the National Zoo. Approximately 40 people attended and had a great time.

In addition, on July 19th, ANN held a West Coast gathering. Although the attendance was not what we had hoped, everyone felt welcomed and departed with information, education and encouragement.




Wrist Bands are now available to show your support for Nystagmus Awareness, Click here for more information.

Click here for a map of where your board resides.

Updates on Fundraisers, Wobbly Wednesday and Louisiana's Official Recognition of ANN and Wobbly Wednesday


Wobbly Wednesday

Thanks to all that participated. The day was a success. There were classroom presentations, lots of facebook postings, and Awareness promotion through the sale of American Nystagmus Network wrist bands (still available).

For more information


An interesting article on Eye Friendly Computing was recently published by PC World. Read the Article.


Welcome to the new ANN website. This site, while still evolving, provides a more modern look and feel as well as provides some new capabilities. Among the new capabilities is a "members only" area where current members can create profiles, post a profile picture, check membership status, and have access to content not available to non-members. As additional capabilities are added, they will be announced in the News and Events section. We hope you like the new look.

  What Is Nystagmus?

Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement which usually results in some degree of visual loss. The degree and direction of eye movement, amount of visual loss and resulting impairment varies greatly from person to person. Read More