Blind man was able to see his wife again for their wedding day thanks to Smart Glasses

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Thursday 08 June 2017 10:45
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When Andrew Airey married his wife 15 years ago, he couldn't see her.

Andrew has Stargardt's disease, a form of macular degeneration which means his eyesight had deteriorated over the past 20 years. He's now legally blind.

This can make his daily life with his wife and three daughters a struggle.

But a new device may have changed all that, because it has given Andrew almost perfect vision.

Using a pair of eSight glasses, Andrew and his family recreated his and his wife's wedding, while he wore the device. (It looks a bit like a virtual reality headset.)

Andrew and his wife recreated their wedding ceremony for their fifteenth anniversary, with the same cake, guests and church as the first time round.

He said:

From struggling to see my loved ones' faces, to being unable to drive or work to not being able to simply read without multiple magnification devices, my vision has challenged me in ways I did not expect when I was first diagnosed with Stargardt's disease.

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