Does anybody else see visual snow? I only just found out it's a thing, after I found out my support worker doesn't see air and then I found out that most people don't!
I see tiny lights everywhere and can watch them for hours. They will help me get to sleep on a night, when I'm not too hyper. Just wondered how many other people here, have this.
YES. You are not alone. I have had this since always and it is indeed a thing. my vision is effectively pixelated with multicolored dots, patterns and all manner of things. Its like being on a bit of LSD without the LSD.
I was driving myself mad wondering what it is. It's so good to find out I'm not the only one. I've been going around asking everyone if they see billions of lights everywhere, making patterns, like a light show sometimes, and nobody knew what I was talking about! Mine is multicoloured as well. So glad to meet you ️
I think I read about this when I was reading up on Palonopsia, which is something that I think I get in the form of overly-persistent streaking. It’s another one of those things though - how do we know what’s typical? I guess as far as visual snow is concerned, anything that’s enough to notice with eyes open is unusual?
Visual snow is with eyes open and closed. Apparently it's a neurological disorder and can now be diagnosed. Some people can barely see because of it and nobody really knows much about it or what to do about it and astronauts get it when they go to the moon! I'm just reading up about it now and wondered if anyone else had it.
Yeah I get this, very mildly like a colour version of TV snow faintly superimposed over the image I see. Most of the time in well lit environments its not that noticable but I notice it when looking at stark white things like this forum or go into a darker environment before my eyes have time to adjust. I more notice floaters though because I'm quite short sighted. Pain in the rectum when I notice either thing because it takes me ages to tune them out again
Greetings Miss Bluey-Shiney-Person... Excuse me a slight ebullition, but... YAY! Is this not the sort of query/observation which would ONLY be seen upon a Forum with Autistic People...?!
My response to you is in two parts, else the Post would be too long. (for me, anyway.) "Visual Snow", You call it. These include my opinion, Scientific & Logical, but the fact is, I have never seen this "Flotsam" or "Ability" documented elsewhere, ever, and so I am glad to finally put all of this into writing someplace.First, to dismiss "Floaters": These are are a known and documented phenomenon in Optometry, where the Iris overproduces Cellular Matter which is seen as "floating" in the Eyes and may obscr vision. To dismiss this direction further, here are some Links:
...I know that this is not wholly what you are talking about, but I Post that to dismiss some things, which, as said, occur, and are likely said to be what you are talking about...!
Part Two. What I really want to say and what I think You are talking about, Hmmm? Still Scientific, but I can simplify...I, personally, have always thought that BABIES can 'see the Air'. It is like a Thick Fog of Chemicals and Radiation to them.As we grow older, we learn to disregard certain Sensory Inputs, and so grow to see through this Air, to see what we need to see. (E.G. - Objects and lights to sustain existence.) As we hit Puberty, things not useful are no longer maintained as an ability... But Autism defines itself by keeping certain "Juvenile" Traits through to Adulthood.(...All of that would be different Thread in itself.)
Here, now, back upon Topic.(!) And my Point. : The "AIR" is NOT a "clear" thing. Especially In direct sunlight, one can sometimes see the Flotsam floating in the Air. There is also Radiation, Scents, Heat Distortions, and, um, Things which are linking Plants to other Plants (E.g.-Hyphae)... these are just a few of the things which exist in Air, but as one grows older, are grown to overcome. Think of your Eyes as an ARM, which wants to reach out and touch something, and gets stronger to do so, and that is it!I suppose I should close this now... but the bottom line is --- Air is NOT clear, and if One can still see at certain Frequencies, then One does still see certain things... things which others say do 'not exist' because they can no longer see them!(...& The bad part, yucky, but necessary to say, is that some things do "touch/stick to the eyeball"... But also, like an Arm, they are detected and need not do harm.)
...T'would be nice if anyone else completely/properly followed Both of those Posts...とにかく... I have Posted what I said and that is that.
...In all cases... Good Fortune to You, Miss BlueRay!
Is this different to migraines? I see flashing lights at the sides of my vision, sometimes accompanied by horrendous headaches but more often it's just the lights.
Thanks for letting me know Kras, I don't have it as mild as you but some peoples lives are paralyzed by it it's so strong! I can't believe what I'm finding out about it.
I love you so much DC - just had to tell you that!
I don't see floaters. It's more like billions and billions of tiny multicolored lights. I only have to just look and right there, in front of me, are billions of beautiful bright lights, all dancing around and if I look at them they make patterns and if I kind of meditate or stare at them, they make patterns that are so soothing that it's like having a bed time story read to you, it's really beautiful but for some people it's a real problem, they don't even leave their homes because all they can see is the lights. I've always seen this so I'm not sure what brought it to my attention to ask my support worker if she sees it too, maybe because it's been such a support to me recently? I don't know, I can't remember why I asked her but she didn't know what I was talking about, she said she sees objects as solid things where as I never do, not even walls! I can't even see where my body starts and the air finishes!
I thought I was seeing atoms or something but apparently they are saying it's a rare disease!