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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.

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.

ANN will have an Information Booth at the American Optometric Association Meeting in Philadelphia June 26-28, 2014. The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States. This is a great opportunity for ANN to become known to a large segment of the professional eye community. Stop by at Booth 1624. In parallel to this event, ANN will hold it's annual Board of Director's meeting.

ANN is going to the ZOO. On Saturday July 19th ANN is hosting a regional event at the National Zoo in Washington DC. We will be meeting at the Zoo at 9:30 on Saturday morning. ANN is paying for a private tour through FONZ (Friends Of the National Zoo) for our group that will be geared specifically to our visual needs. ANN will also be providing a light lunch at the end of the tour. After lunch we will have the afternoon to socialize and enjoy the zoo as one large group. Space is limited so let us know early if you are interested in joining us. July 5th will be the deadline for signing up. Parking at the zoo is expensive ($22 per vehicle) so you may want to Metro in. If you would like to join in please email Rick Beaudet. Please put ZOO in the subject.

The 2014 ANN West Coast Conference is quickly approaching. It will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the San Leandro Marina Inn in San Leandro, CA from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Registration is now open. This is a free event. Click here for the flyer. Reigstration and event details, including accommodations and map can be found here.

If you are a current paid member or your membership expired after 1/1/2014, you should have received the Spring/Summer 2014 ANNagram. The newsletter is packed with information about how we are taking ANN to the next level. There is also a lot exciting information on upcoming events.

Save the Date - New Orleans, Louisiana has been chosen as the location for ANN’s 2015 conference. July 17-19, 2015.

2014-2015 Scholarships

The date for accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year is now past. Thank you and good luck to all those who applied. Winners will be notified in early June. For more information and a list of past winners click here.

Videos from the ANN 2013 Conference are now available for viewing.

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 sucess. 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

ANN announces its 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners

ANN recently concluded its 8th biennial Conference Click here to see highlights from the conference and a special thank you from the ANN president.

(l) T. Fuhrer presents a donation to ANN (r) ANN Board of Directors

Dr. Hertle's Keynote and all 6 breakout session videos from the 2011 Conference are available to members and non-members alike. See what you may be missing by not attending the conference. And this does not include the extraordinary networking opportunities.

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