Do you remember my light box? (It's a box with one side missing. It's supposed to be dark, with some cool and interesting lights for me to watch.)
It's to help train my eyes.
(Remember, I have cortical vision impairment. My eyes are fine, but the message gets lost between my eyes and my brain. Some days are good seeing days.
Other days, I can't see much and everything is a bit dizzy for me.)
We have been told that my eyes will keep developing until I am 8, so we are doing what we can! There are some things we can to, to help improve my vision.
In the old house, we stopped using my light box. The box was in a section of the house that we stopped using. It was too hard to fit us all in that room while I did my therapy. But, now we are in my new home, I can use the light box again because it's in the main room.
We have painted my light box. It's black on the inside, to make it nice and dark. Its white on the outside, to blend in with the main walls.
There's a little padding on the floor, but it's better for me to have a hard floor, to remind me that I am working.
I have new lights in my light box. I keep grabbing at them and I was very chatty while I was in there, today! Mum and Dad will have to nail the lights in place, so I don't hurt myself!
My light box is a great place to hide from my sisters (until they find me that is!)
We do a few other things to help me learn to see.
We'll show you my new bedroom soon. It's designed to help my vision.