A valley mother learned about e-sight glasses that enhance vision for the visually impaired. The innovative device allows a visually impaired person to see for the first time.
Inspired by the story of a blind mother who saw her baby for the first time, Sabrina Padilla went to Viewfinder Low Vision Resource Center to give her visually impaired daughter the chance to see.
"My daughter can benefit from those glasses because she is visually impaired, she's legally blind," said Sabrina Padilla.
ESight is an electronic pair of glasses. It uses a video camera that fits on the front of the eyewear.
The video pops up on a display screen inside the glasses. Young Ashley's vision is normally 20/600, and when she tested out the device her vision shot up to 20/60.
The viewfinder Ashley is putting on is equipped with a video camera and computer that digitally magnifies images. What's innovative is the device has the ability to magnify from far away or closeup.
"She tried them on, and she saw stuff she couldn't ever see before, far away," said Padilla.
At school, Ashley uses a magnifier and a cane for assistance, one her family can afford the device it will give her an extra boost at school.
"For her to have her vision, I never thought she'd be able to see, it'll help her in school," she said.
The glasses cost $15,000, and her family has launched a GoFundMe website. If you'd like to help visit: http://www.gofundme.com/sightforashley