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    • Dave

      A friend of mine has a son, Aiden, who was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, resulting in him being legally blind throughout the first 8 years of his life. He can see things if he brings them extremely close to his face, I mean really close, like nose touching the paper of a book to read the letters close.

      Aiden though hasn't let it slow him down in the slightest. This kid is always playing games, on the dance floor, heck just a few months ago I was invited and went to a Taekwondo board-breaking competition that he was a part of.

      Just a few weeks ago, his parents discovered this company eSight that apparently has developed a set of glasses that can give sight to those without it. The company is based out of Toronto, which is about 2 hours from where they live in Buffalo, NY. They figured they couldn't not check it out, and were up there recently for a visit. They posted a video on Facebook of him putting on the glasses, and for the first time in his life being able to see his parents faces. It's just unbelievable to me that this is even possible.

      Not long ago my family went through something similar with a nephew of mine who was born deaf in one ear and had sudden hearing loss in his other, was given a cochlear implant and could suddenly hear again. The looks on those kids faces when they experience something they never have before, be it sight, hearing, walking, or anything else is priceless.

      This technology is amazing, and frankly I'm stunned that it even exists. It's amazing the things some people accomplish and are able to do. How good does it have to feel to be a member of that company truly giving a priceless gift to people?

      You can read more about Aiden here if you like,

    • Chris

      Okay, that's amazing. 😲When I watched the video of Aiden I thought this was magic tapping-into-neurons via mysterious brain wave spectra kind of stuff. Their website even has the tagline "Light on weight. Heavy on magic."

      But it's actually pretty simple and clever. It has a camera that projects onto the inside of a pair of glasses, so it displays Aiden's field of view very near his eyes where he can focus. It's as if he's extra super near-sighted, and this is a workaround. Very cool!

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