Shake, rattle and roll - nystagmus in optometric practice

About the session

CPD ref: C-108306


This lecture will give delegates an overview of nystagmus and how it may present in optometric practice. The session will cover physiological, early-onset and pathological types of nystagmus as well as the investigation and management of patients with the condition.

Target Audience

  • Optometrist
  • Dispensing optician

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

  • Understands how nystagmus may present in optometric practice

s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

  • Understands the methods used to investigate and manage nystagmus
  • Understands the adjustments that can be be made when assessing people with nystagmus


Simon Frackiewicz BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Simon is an optometrist and orthoptist working in community optometry and the Hospital Eye Service.

He has delivered numerous lectures and workshops for the College and aims to demystify the subject of binocular vision.