A Georgia woman who has been nearly blind for the past 20 years recently saw her great-grandchildren for the first time with the help of electronic glasses.
Fox 5 Atlanta reported that Betty Lord, of Mableton, tested eSight glasses, which operate with a high-speed camera that relays pixels in front of the user and transforms them into enhanced video that is then viewed with LED screens. The Toronto, Ontario-based company eSight sells them for $15,000 a pair.
The glasses depend on remaining eyesight, and can be used for people who have suffered from diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration, the news station reported. In 81-year-old Lord’s case, she lost her eyesight due to complications with diabetes.
In a video produced by Fox 5 Atlanta, one of Lord’s first responses upon regaining her eyesight was, “You need to go on a diet!” looking over at one of her relatives. The remark prompted her family to break out in laughter.
But the biggest treat for Lord was seeing her great-grandchildren for the first time.
“I just can’t tell you how much this means to me,” Lord told her family.
Lord’s family has started a GoFundMe page to raise money so she can buy the glasses. As of Thursday morning, the account had raised nearly $4,000 of its $15,000 goal.