Legally Blind Woman Sees her Infant Baby Boy Through eSight

Karen Beitz, a 29 years old legally blind woman saw her baby for the first time through special glasses. Bietz was diagnosed with Stargardt disease when she was 11 years old. She never thought that sometime in her life she would be able to get back her eye sight. All cre

Felix, an eSight fundraising coordinator, explains, “I’ve been working towards fundraising for the eyewear so that [Beitz wouldn’t have to] go without seeing her first born’s face, and miss out on that experience.”

Dr. Ana Juricic, low-vision specialist, told International News, “Over 85 per cent of individuals who are legally blind have some degree of vision and that is exactly where this technology or several vision aids can assist those men and women.”

“So what we are finding is that there are far more advancements and a lot of it is essentially based on electronic devices that can help strengthen contrast and give magnification at the similar time,” she said.

dit goes to eSight glasses, the eyewear make it possible for Beitz to see the face of her infant baby boy. esight is a device that enables legally blind people to actually see. The glass comes with a camera, a hand controller and a huge video screen. It increases the size of the image for the blind people. Thus far, it has shown the beauty of the world to thousands of blind people.

Special glasses designed by eSight Corporation now allow some people who have been declared ‘legally blind’ to see pretty clearly. Since an overwhelmingly large percentage of people (85percent) who have been declared legally blind can see to some extent, the vision aids made by this company help them see by strengthening their contrast.

“Their eyes actually perceive more when they look at the screen than they can with their natural eyesight,” Taylor West, the eSight spokesman explains. Not without adding that the device will not help patients who are totally blind because it is designed to operate on a specific family of eye impairments. It can, however, be adjusted to fit the abilities and preferences of the user.

Vision-impaired new mother Kathy Beitz, for example, who is legally blind. She was born with a genetic condition which causes her to have a blind spot blocking the centre field of her vision. That leaves her with only some peripheral sight. Explains Kathy, “I see better in lower lights; and so I use a higher contrast with white on black.”


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