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Blind Woman Sees Her Son

Seeing your newborn baby for the first time can be a magical experience. But for one woman in Guelph, Ontario it was so much more.

Kathy Beitz, 29, has been legally blind since age 11 due to a degenerative disease that has caused large blind spots in her vision. But thanks to eSight, glasses developed by a company based in Ottawa, Beitz was able to see her newborn son, Askel, the day he was born.

The compterized glasses “uses a sophisticated high-speed camera, patented video processing software, a computer processor and the highest quality video OLED screens to project a real-time image that allow the legally blind to actually see” and currently cost $15,000.

Beitz, who was able to borrow the pair from her sister Yvonne (also legally blind) was able to see her newborn son’s tiny features and said she “got to fall in love with him.”

Personally, I can’t think of a better way to use these glasses than for times like this.

 

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