Introducing our next #WarriorOfTheWeek! Hear how Laurel first found out about her condition, how it allowed her to invent an easier way for those with #VS to read books, and how it inspired her to work on creating something for musicians with VS. 📚🎶 🎼

Spotlight on: Laurel Brown 😁✨

“My name is Laurel and I’ve had visual snow my entire life. I remember trying to describe what I see to other people, only for them to not understand what I was talking about. 

I tried searching on the internet to see if other people saw what I did and sure enough, I came across ‘visual snow’. It matched everything I saw: the static, negative afterimages, floaters, starbursts, auras, etc. Then I began reaching out to instagram accounts related to visual snow. I ended up co-founding a couple visual snow group chats on instagram. We would share our experiences and struggles with visual snow and encourage each other.

I started trying to spread awareness the best I could to the people around me. I created bookmarks designed for people with visual snow to use that make reading easier and less painful on the eyes. I still use those bookmarks to this day to read. I’m currently working on something similar to the bookmarks that can be used for sheet music. I aspire to be a musician someday but the sheet music and spotlights hurt my eyes and I cannot focus on the music. 

My visual snow has gotten worse lately and I can no longer see the stars at night due to the static. But the advancements in medical research are very encouraging and I hope one day they find a cure.” 🏅💪❤️

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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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