#VisualSnowCommunity, meet our awesome #WarriorOfTheWeek, Urmika! Hear about Urmika’s determination and her inspiring fight to stay strong despite having #VSS. 💗

Spotlight on: Urmika Tripathi 👓✨

“I have had visual snow since I was in 8th grade. For me, the most difficult part of having this disease is the lack of awareness and the absolute absence of acknowledgement of this condition by the several doctors that I have seen in the past 10-12 years in India. For a large part of my life, I thought these symptoms were not real and I was imagining it. In addition to the visual snow, I also have very high myopia and weak vision in my left eye. Severe palinopsia, extremely high sensitivity to light, tinnitus and frequent aura migraine attacks had made it extremely difficult to do day to day activities and lead a normal life. However, growing up, I was determined to not let this condition affect my life. While there may not be a cure for this condition yet, I strongly believe that determination and support from family and friends can help one adapt to live a good quality of life despite VS. Another thing that I have personally experienced is that your body learns to adapt to this condition with time and while it may seem very difficult at first, hang in there, because you are bound to be better equipped to deal with this condition with every day that passes. With time, I found it easier and easier to be able to focus and not get distracted by the various symptoms that come along with VS. Tinted glasses and sunglasses have also been helpful in providing relief from various symptoms (especially photophobia).

Discovering VSI, reading about so many other people who are suffering from the same condition and finding out about the efforts that are going into finding a cure for this condition has further inspired me to not let this condition take over my life.”

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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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