In focus: Anchorage 6th grader sees clearly for the first time thanks to new tech, community supportZiad
Imagine the whole world around you is a blur. That was reality for an Anchorage sixth grader who is now seeing clearly.
Rennick Heatwole, now 12, was born with an underdeveloped optic nerve. It’s a condition glasses and contacts can’t fix. He can’t see anything clearly unless it’s inches from his face, but that doesn’t stop him from playing football and soccer…
New technology has allowed Rennick to stay in his seat with the other students. It’s called eSight. The glasses have a camera and two small LCD screens. Rennick can use a remote to zoom in and focus, allowing him to see the board from anywhere in the room. He’s been using them in the classroom for almost two months. Read more >>