High Tech Glasses Let Blind Woman See Her Guide Dog For First Time
High tech glasses are making big wishes come true for Mary Sedgwick.
She has a condition called bilateral optic neuritis and has been legally blind since 2003.
She was in medical school when she was diagnosed and her condition led her to realize she couldn’t become a doctor like she’d always dreamed.
Fox5 reports these new glasses have a high-speed and high-definition camera that shows the user what’s before them on two, near-to-the eye displays.
The first thing Sedgwick wanted to see? Her beloved guide dog, Lucy.
Just how fabulous was that moment? Sedgwick writes, “There are no words to describe how I felt when I saw the face of my beloved family and friends and the beautiful, soulful eyes of Lucy for the first time! My heart has been flowing over since that moment, and my mind has been exploding with the potential the future holds.”
The thing is, the video was just a trial. Sedgwick needed to raise $10,000 to buy a pair for herself. That dream has now been realized thanks to donations for the many she has inspired.
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