Since the launch of the Visual Snow Initiative, Hollywood celebs, music icons and leading neuroscientists have come together to address one of the least understood conditions affecting millions around the world. Founded by Sierra Domb, The Visual Snow Initiative is attempting to find a cure for what people describe as “visual snow” in their field of vision. The symptoms can be debilitating and sufferers report a wide range of symptoms including bright flashes, static and unexplained visual auras that don’t get picked up in eye tests.
VSI is currently working on the development of customized lenses for suffers, and is carrying out several studies around the world. The initiative also recently launched a new research project thanks to a successful fundraiser with the support of public figures including Ringo Starr, Larry King, Sara Gilbert and Dr. Oz, raising over $126,000 in donations.
We invited Visual Snow Initiative Founder Sierra Domb to talk more about the organization’s work, how it came about, and how the condition affects people.