This one has all the feels.
Just like every other new mother, Kathy Beitz got to hold her baby and look him over from head to toe. But unlike most new mothers, Beitz, 29, has been legally blind since she was 11.
Though she is not completely blind, Beitz suffers from a form of macular degeneration called Stargardt disease that has left her with a blind spot in the middle of her vision. With the help of a pair of high-tech glasses called eSight Eyewear, the first baby Beitz has ever seen was her own.
At nJoy Vision, our mission is to provide the world with the miracle of sight. Unfortunately, even with mind-blowing laser technology at our fingertips, there are some vision problems that are just not able to be fixed surgically. Yet.
That’s why technology like eSight is so amazing, and why further research and development are vital. Can you imagine if one day these bulky, HoloLens-esque headsets are a tiny, intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can be implanted into your eye at nJoy Vision?
Currently, a pair of eSight glasses costs $15,000. To find out how you can support this technology and make it available to the people who need it, visit the eSight website and/or MakeBlindnessHistory.com, a website put together by Beitz’ sister (who is also blind) to help raise money for Beitz and others who cannot afford the glasses.