The devices were created by eSight and two brothers from Bromley were the first children in the UK to test them at the attraction.
It is hoped that they will be widely available in the future to help children with over 20 eye conditions.
LEGOLAND invited two LEGO fan brothers to explore the magical forest in LEGO MYTHICA.
— LEGOLAND Windsor (@LEGOLANDWindsor) May 12, 2022
Lucca (14) and Sonny Oxenham, 11, were born with a rare eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa which causes loss of central vision, meaning they can only use their peripheral vision in everyday life.
The disease affects 23,000 people in the UK and the brothers still have around 15-20% central vision.
They were able to get the full experience through their specially designed goggles.
Lucca and Sonny were amazed when they saw the dazzling lights and used augmented reality (AR) on their smartphones where the LEGO creatures came to life before their eyes.
Daniella Zanelli, Lucca and Sonny’s mother, said: “It was such a moving moment for the whole family to see Lucca and Sonny see LEGOLAND fully for the first time in their lives.
“They visited when they were younger, but it was a whole new experience and they loved meeting the magical forest creatures. As a mother, I’m so grateful that the eSight devices gave them the opportunity to ‘appreciate and experience things they enjoy like any other teenager.
The boys are taking part in trials of the wearable eye device as part of eSight’s partnership with the Royal Society for the Blind Children.
Gregory Ogorek, COO and President of eSight International, said, “eSight is life-changing technology that helps visually impaired people improve their daily lives, impacting over 3,500 people worldwide.
“We’re thrilled to partner with LEGOLAND to bring Sonny and Lucca a one-of-a-kind experience.”
Speaking of the boys’ visit to the resort, Helen Bull, Division Manager, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, said: “We were delighted to partner with eSight to welcome Lucca and Sonny to our new Magical Forest attraction for what has been a life-changing experience. and their family.
“We hope the brothers came away inspired by their visit and will continue to create magical memories with their family using this amazing new technology.”
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This notice was published: 2022-05-14 17:54:28