Success – let’s hear about yours

Some people think that nystagmus can ruin someone’s life – I dispute that! I acknowledge that having nystagmus makes life a little more trying than it might be otherwise; full of small hurdles, but none too big to be overcome.

Does nystagmus prevent people from achieving success? No!

Sometimes those hurdles don’t even exist, sometimes they do, but with the support of family and friends, I’m sure anyone with nystagmus can succeed above and beyond their expectations!


James about to descend 15,000ft back to Earth - skydiving!

Some examples of where people with nystagmus have been successful:

  • Running races – 5km, 10km, half marathons and full marathons
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Actors/actresses
  • Surf instructor
  • Receiving employee of the month awards
  • Sky diving
  • Popular band members (e.g. Black Eyed Peas)
  • Qualifying as a teacher

Do you have a photo representing success? Care to share?

I would like to start building a collection of photos representing the success of people with nystagmus. See above for an example of me sky diving. If you have a success photo that you are happy for me to share, then email it to me at, along with a caption and I’ll make use of it!

About James

I was born in the UK and have congenital idiopathic nystagmus (had nystagmus since birth and the cause is unknown). I went to university, where I studied Mathematics and have since been working in the City of London, doing a job I absolutely love.
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