Legally blind mother, able to see her baby at birth. A new technology of glasses gave a blind mother the chance to see the face of her newborn baby right after he came into the world.
Kathy Beits, greatest wish was to be able to see her son on the day she would give birth to him, as she had been blind since she was a child. Her dream turned into reality thanks to eSightCorporation, a company that special glasses which help legally blind individuals to see. The company loaned Kathy a pair of glasses for a day.
The moment the woman saw her baby was incredible. She admitted that seeing him was an overwhelming experience. Also seeing the face of her husband, made her fall in love with him all over again.
The high tech glasses which regave her vision, cost $15,000 and they are based on a camera display technology and advanced system which can deliver a video in real time that enables sight for people who lost their vision. Users can zoom the image, enhance it or alter it according to their needs.
Kathy’s older sister, Felix, whom is also legally blind, stated that after giving birth to her children and not being able to see them, motivated her family to help Kathy not go trough the same experience. Kathy had been a witness of her struggles and the things she missed out as a mother and birth is a unique moment everybody has to visually remember, added Felix. With the help of the glasses she would see the face of her baby and even fill in the birth certificate.
Kathy’s sister, declared that the first time she got the chance to use the glasses her children were already 6 years old, respectively 2 months old, and she wished she would have been able to see both of them the day they were born.
Felix has put the basis of #MakeBlindnessHistory, a campaign which aims to raising funds to help legally blind people to buy the eSight glasses.
Kathy will be the first in line and after her, they will keep on raising money and they are not planning to stop until every blind person who wants to see will own a pair of eSight glasses.
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