What can be a defined as the most incredibly touching gift of science, a legally blind mother was able to see her just born child with a pair of special glasses that gave her sight on loan.
The eSight Corporation, which produces special glasses giving visibility to legally blind people, gave a pair of glasses for the day to vision impaired women Kathy Beitz who desperately wanted to see her son soon after his birth.
Beitz has been legally blind since she her childhood.
Proud mother Beitz says, “For the first baby that I get to actually look at being my own is very overwhelming. Even to look at my husband looking at him was such a good feeling. I got to fall in love with him.”
Yvonne Felix, Beitz’s older sister who is also legally blind, captured the incredibly touching moment on camera and uploaded a video showing Beitz seeing her baby for the first time.
Sharing her bitter experience, Felix said, “When I first tried the glasses, I had children of six-year-old and two-month-old, so I still never had those first few moments. Kathy got to see what my struggles were and the things that I missed out on and the things that were hard for me as a parent. Something like being able to see your baby when it’s born — I didn’t get that experience.”
“When Kathy tried the glasses and they worked for her she was five months pregnant and there was this clairvoyance in both of us realizing that she never has to experience [not seeing her baby]. She would have a baby, she’d know what he looks like, she’d fill out birth certificate,” she added.
In a noble attempt, Felix has started a find raising project, #MakeBlindnessHistory, to help the legally blind people, including her sister, to be able to see their real world and not miss the emotional moments of life by purchasing eSights.
“When we finish raising money for Kathy’s eSight, we will raise money for another blind individual’s eSight. Then another, and another, and another. We won’t stop until every blind person who wants to see, gets eSight,” Felix wrote on makeblindnesshistory.com.
eSight’s special glass that lends temporary visibility to the vision impaired people comes at a price of USD 15,000. According to the company, the glasses “combine a camera, advanced computing and display technology that deliver a real-time video enabling sight for people with vision loss.”
The wearers of this special glass can comfortably zoom, alter and enhance the image they see to match their own unique needs.