VS Worldwide


Yosemite National Park, California, USA 🇺🇸

Welcome to the VS Worldwide Project

The Visual Snow (VS) Worldwide Project features images of people and places from around the world. The aim is to demonstrate the diverse, global impact of Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) and its primary symptoms, such as Visual Snow (VS), palinopsia, and more. The VS Worldwide Project illustrates the significant contrast between life for those with symptoms of this condition versus those without. Together, by sharing these images, we can increase awareness for VSS and create a world where affected individuals are better understood and supported.

Your World VS Our World

Many people with VSS have been misdiagnosed, marginalized, and/or misunderstood. This is often still the case, particularly in countries where awareness and education about the condition are low. We strive to change that through our efforts and in this case, visual comparisons of how the world is perceived by someone with VSS versus someone without VSS.


La Palenquera, Catargena, Colombia 🇨🇴


Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Making a Difference

Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) encompasses many visual and non-visual symptoms. Among the visual symptoms, Visual Snow (VS) is the most prominent one. VS can be defined as seeing static or dynamic, snow-like dots across the entire field of vision. Other visual symptoms include palinopsia, blue field entoptic phenomenon, and other visual disturbances. These can often be difficult to describe in words. These images help illustrate the severity and degree of impact each symptom can have on someone with VSS.

Join the Movement

These images can be shared with friends, family, physicians, and/or the general public online or offline to increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding for VSS around the world. A variety of people and locations are included. If you would like us to feature a specific location or visual symptom of VSS, please contact us.


Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵

Be Part of the Solution

Support Visual Snow Syndrome Research

All donations to the Visual Snow Initiative go directly to Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) research.

Your tax-deductible contribution ensures that global research will continue and makes a positive difference in the lives of people affected by VSS.