What is Visual Snow?

Visual Snow is a condition that appears similar to static on a television set, appearing across the entire visual field. Learn more ...

What are Floaters?

Floaters are a condition characterized by the appearance of specks, or spots appearing either intermittently, or constantly across the visual field. Learn more ...

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is a visual disturbance that can result in loss of central vision, which often entails inability to see fine details, to read, or to recognize faces. Learn more ...

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Special Thanks to Local Businesses

Thank you to our local businesses who have made donations to the EOVF silent auction!


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Static in the Dark
I developed visual snow in the dark around the age of 5 or 6. I remember asking my mom what all of the dots I was seeing were when she turned off the lights. At that time she thought I was referring to floaters, and said that many people had them and it wasn't something for me to worry about.
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'ethanlicious' view point on living with VS

The following was submitted by "ethanlicious" as a personal account on living with VS:

"VS is a very difficult condition for regular people to understand. Apart from depression, anxiety, and fatigue, VS is not apparent upon viewing a person. It is not like being wheelchair-bound, or missing a limb, or being autistic; yet despite appearance, it truly is a disability. And worse than other disabilities in some ways. People with VS do not get special privileges. They have to go to the same schools, work the same jobs, and lead the same life as everyone else, even though the simplest and barest of tasks are causes for great frustration and feelings of inadequacy. There is no magic pill they can take to level the playing field; they are always at a disadvantage. And that's not to mention the fact that many people, in the medical field or otherwise, believe VS to be a creation of hypochondria, or a diseased mind. They find it hard to believe that a simple, non-life threatening condition such as VS would cause such distress."

Living with Floaters

I plan on posting at least once a day on the site, so readers can get a good feel of what it is like to live with floaters and visual snow. Today I'm going to try to give you an idea of what it is like to see with a bad case of floaters. Imagine a dirty fishbowl which hasn't been cleaned in weeks. Now hold that up to the light, peer through the glass and look to the other side. That's what it is like to see with floaters.

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Donate for FREE

What if the Eye on Vision Foundation earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!  

GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!  

GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause.  

Just go to http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=881829 and be sure to enter Eye on Vision Foundation (EOVF), if it doesn’t appear automatically for you, as the charity you want to support. Download the FREE toolbar and every time you search the internet, you’ll be earning money for the Eye on Vision Foundation.  

MAKE GOODSEARCH YOUR HOMEPAGE! This way every time you start your web browser GoodSearch will automatically load and be the first site you see. Plus, no matter where you are on the web, you can always click your browser's home button and return to GoodSearch instantly. That's it! Now GoodSearch will be your browser's homepage. 

Microsoft Internet Explorer users:

1.        Select Tools | Internet Options.

2.        Select the General tab.

3.        In the Address textbox, type http://www.goodsearch.com.

4.        Click OK.

Netscape Navigator users:

1.        Select Edit |Preferences.

2.        Select the Navigator category on the left side.

3.        In the Location textbox, type http://www.goodsearch.com.

4.        Click OK.

Firefox users:

1.        Select Tools | Options

2.        Select the General tab.

3.        In the Location textbox, type http://www.goodsearch.com.

4.        Click OK.



Step 1: http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=881829

Step 2: Download the FREE toolbar

Step 3: Make sure that your toolbar shows My Charity: Eye on Vision Foundation (EOVF)

Step 4: Start searching using your toolbar and you are automatically donating to EOVF!


Please Join Us for Our Second Annual Fundraiser for the Eye on Vision Foundation

Friday, October 3, 2008
6-8 p.m.

Cypress Lakes Clubhouse
17794 Cypress Glen Blvd, Orlando, FL

The evening will include dinner, dessert, drinks,
music and a silent auction.

A donation of $30 per adult and $10 per child is requested.
All proceeds go to the Eye on Vision Foundation

Space can be reserved by simply going to our brand new website, and making your donation today – http://www.EyeOnVision.org

I sincerely hope that you can be with us to celebrate the opening of our website. If you are unable to attend, a general donation is greatly appreciated to help us reach our goal.

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