Meet our awesome #WarriorOfTheWeek, Adam, and hear his inspiring #VSS story. 🎢🌟

Spotlight on: Adam Wilson πŸŒ€ @adamreidwilsonco

β€œMy name is Adam Wilson. I am 34 years old, and I live in the Charlotte, NC area. I developed VSS the day after Father’s Day in 2018. When I first developed it, I had no idea what was happening – I felt like I was living in someone else’s body. I started experiencing static, floaters, tinnitus, migraines, streaking, dizziness, fatigue, migraines, and light and motion sensitivity. The next year was one of the hardest of my life. Thankfully, I made some friends online named Charles and Jay, who had also developed VSS around the same time as me, and we started having a weekly Skype call. These guys were honest about their situation and how difficult it was, but they were also positive and solution-oriented. I don’t know what I would have done without them. With their support and the support of my beautiful wife Rachael, things slowly started to improve. One of my biggest fears was that I would never be able to be successful professionally because of my visual and physical symptoms. But through hard work, therapy, supportive family and friends, and medication, I overcame that fear and pushed forward. I currently own a music school that employs 19 people and offers weekly music lessons to over 250 students! Running my school has been harder with my symptoms, but it’s been possible. And not only has it been possible, but I’ve also managed to thrive. Dealing with VSS can be really hard. Sometimes, it still feels overwhelming, but I know I have the strength to overcome the challenges it presents, and so do you! VSS is not a death sentence, and it doesn’t have to ruin your life. I can honestly say that I went from being incredibly anxious and depressed to being excited to wake up in the morning. If you are struggling right now, know that things can and will get better, and if you ever need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out to me! You’ve got this!”

Stay Informed!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Visual Snow Initiative team! We'll include information about Visual Snow research, strategies to spread awareness, and upcoming events.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

New Visual Snow Syndrome Study!

The VSI has been working with Dr. Tsang in California and Dr. Shidlofsky in Texas. Both doctors have been highly successful in reducing, and in some cases, eliminating symptoms of Visual Snow Syndrome in their patients. When we learned that their philosophies and methods were strikingly similar and effective, the VSI put them in contact with each other. They are now collaborating on an enhanced VSS protocol. They will be accepting new patients for this study.

Today, the VSI will be releasing a series of informational videos on our YouTube channel in which Dr. Tsang and Dr. Shidlofsky discuss their experience in treating VSS. The VSI will also post video testimonials from their patients. We are enthusiastic and optimistic to share Dr. Tsang’s and Dr. Shidlofsky’s insights with the VSS community. If you would like to make an appointment with either Dr. Tsang or Dr. Shidlofsky, their contact information will appear at the end of each video. Watch the videos here:

We recognize that the majority of people with VSS cannot travel to California or Texas to take part in this study. Therefore, once the study has concluded, Dr. Tsang and Dr. Shidlofsky have agreed to make a series of instructional videos that will show their step-by-step protocol, which can be done at home. They will offer suggestions and techniques that will allow the use of household items versus in-office medical equipment. The VSI will also make these videos available.

We would like to thank Dr. Tsang, Dr. Shidlofsky, Kelsey NaPier, and Michael Neustifter for their kind and generous contribution to the VSS community.

You have Successfully Subscribed!