Blind mother sees her newborn son for the first time with special eyewear

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GUELPH, Canada — A specialized set of glasses allowed a mother to see her newborn son for the first time.

According to CBC News, 29-year-old Kathy Beitz was diagnosed with Stargardt disease when she was 11. Though she has some peripheral vision, she developed a blind spot in the center of her field of vision and is legally blind.

Using a special device from eSight, she saw her son Aksel for the first very first time — who is currently a few weeks old.

“The moment I got the glasses, I was very ready to put them on,” Beitz told CBC News. “I got to see that he had my husband’s feet and toes, and I got to see that he had my lips.”

Beitz said she is especially excited about the glasses because it will give her independence in her parenting, adding that she will now be able to read books to her son.

A website dedicated to helping other people get eSight, called #MakeBlindHistory, helps those in need purchase eSight — which sells for about $15,000.

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