Blind woman sees dog for the first time

- Mary Sedgwick, who says she has been legally blind since 2003 due to bilateral optic neuritis, recently got the chance to see her guide dog for the first time thanks to a pair of high-tech glasses.

Sedgwick  wrote about her experience seeing Lucy and shared video of the very emotional moment on YouTube.

"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!," wrote Sedgwick online.

The 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 former medical student added that she'd like to return to work in the medical field. Her dreams of becoming a physician were sidelined when her blindness began while in medical school.

"Medical algorithms enhance the footage so you can see in real-time. These glasses restored some of my remaining residual vision.  I can explore the world and take in the beauty of my surroundings with my own eyes," wrote Sedgwick.

 

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