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    Visual Snow

    Anyone eles suffer from this eye condition? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_snow

    I've had this and floaters for as long as I can remember but only recently has it started to get progressively worse, starting to question my future in painting, particularly from life. I'm practically blind at night time and during the day my eyes are so sensitive and staticy that i'm looking at the floor when im outside - looking at the sky even on an overcast day makes my eyes water.

    i've been trying to think of the effects it has on my painting and i cant think of anything positive. anyway, end of my moan.


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    Hey

    You have to go and see a doctor.

    Progressive worsening is not a good sign.

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    I've seen multicolored and white static ever since I was very young. It is especially apparent to me when I unfocus my eyes, but even when my eyes are normally focused it covers my entire field of vision and is constantly moving. As I got older, I simply learned to tune it out, and now I hardly ever think of it. However, reading your post reminded me of it, and now I see it everywhere again. haha.

    Anyway, yes, you should talk to a doctor if it's getting progressively worse, but unless the doctor tells you otherwise, I don't think you should worry about it ruining your life. I know it sounds impossible to tune it out, forget about it, and still be able to observe as an artist, but I assure you that it is indeed possible. The brain is very adaptable, and even some people with tinnitus have managed to tune out the horrible sound they hear all of the time.

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    Woops, I thought this was normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tugelbend View Post
    Woops, I thought this was normal.
    Yeah, I thought most people experienced it to a degree

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    I've always had floaters and terrible night vision because of visual snow. I always figured it was normal until I read up on visual snow a few months ago, haha. When it's dull or dark, its like everything is covered in a bluey/multicoloured-ish static. I don't notice anything when its light though, other than a few floaters from time to time.

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