Learn from my mistake – pay more attention to light. The other night Elliana came running out of our bathroom and into our lowly lit bedroom. She smacked right into the corner of our bed and bruised her arm. I felt SOOOOO bad. The bed has always been there and is big and wood colored. Looking back, the change from a bright bathroom light to a low light must have caused her to not see anything momentarily.
When we met with the vision home-therapist, she recommended keeping lights at night in all the rooms at the same brightness so that Elly’s eyes would not have to keep adjusting and as a result be safer and not cause as much strain on her eyes. I really need to do a better job at this. Growing up, I was taught if you leave a room, shut the light off. My brain is on automatic. I noticed there are some rooms in my house that tend to be darker too. My goal this week is to not shut the lights off in the areas she plays most often.