CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — For 24 visually impaired employees at South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, a miracle of technology is providing them with a new glimpse on life.
Today, their lives were changed in a miraculous way. They each received NUEyes E2 electronic glasses.
This high-tech vision aid goes for almost $3,000 a pair. with 90 percent of the cost covered by the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation,
Now, two dozen employees have new sight, and a new vision on life.
Alana Manrow, the director of public affairs and development for the foundation, has used NUEyes for a few months.
"I can see my kids at the bus stop now, I can watch them play basketball, I'm gonna cry, it's amazing. I can use the oven without help, I can use the microwave cause I can see the buttons now, and it changes your life," Manrow said.
These glasses magnify sight by 18 times, besides changing your everyday routine, these glasses read to you, hook up to wifi, and even can show you movies.
"You can take this type of technology like the NU Eyes glasses, and put them on a 9-year-old girl who is visually impaired, and looks up and sees her mother's face for the first time," said Phillip Monroe. "It jerks at all the heartstrings and you have to remember to bring Kleenex."