Introducing our #WarriorOfTheWeek, Carlo! Learn his story on how he developed his #VisualSnow, and how he uses photography and video making to get his mind off of it. 📷🎥🌟

Spotlight on: Carlo Picar 💪❇️ 

“In 2014, many things happened besides developing Visual Snow. All this started when I cracked my back in an unusual way while lying down on a couch. A few days later, I woke up to a very bad stomach ache then I had acid reflux for a few days. That is when two weeks or three weeks later I had the neck spasm on the left side; it was a warm feeling, then it became swollen or stiff and I couldn’t move my neck. Then I felt the warm sensation creep to my eye muscles a few days later. That warm sensation eventually reached my eyes and gave me Visual Snow. Just this year, I may have discovered the true cause of how it happened through Vertebral Subluxation on the T7 or lumbar area of my spine where I was diagnosed through a medical crowdsourcing website. After getting initial treatment from a chiropractor, they said that the warm sensation was through inflamed nerves. 

I hope getting further treatment will solve this problem. I have lived with this for 5 years. It has caused great frustration with my family going to different doctors and not finding what the real cause is, but I hope this is a breakthrough.

I do photography and video as a way to distract myself from this disease. It has helped and I’m basically living a “normal” life, trying my best to reach my dreams and goals. It’s ironic that I try to capture beautiful images through distorted lenses (my eyes) through a “perfect” artificial lens. It is a good distraction because I actually forget that I have it. Always be busy and distract yourself and try to live a positive life as much as possible.”

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Introducing The Visual Imagery Project

The Visual Snow Initiative is excited to announce the release of the Visual Imagery Project (VIP), a 21-day online protocol designed to reduce visual snow symptoms via custom created visual imagery. Those who would like to participate can register now and begin your 21 day protocol. To begin, click here: visualsnowproject.com.

  • In order to get the full benefit of the Visual Imagery Project, we encourage you to watch both video tutorials.
  • Only desktops and laptops can be used for the VIP.
  • Only Google Chrome and Firefox browsers will work with the VIP.
  • These browsers are available for download free of charge on the VIP’s homepage.
  • The VIP’s protocol is 21 days and each session is approximately 30 minutes per day.
  • Each day, before beginning the viewing session, you will need to complete a Progress Evaluation. The information you provide will be saved daily in order to track your progress.
  • Due to the size of the visual imagery files used in the VIP, a strong WiFi connection is required. If you experience any technical difficulties with the Visual Imagery Project (VIP), please email us at info@visualsnowinitiative.org

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