‘He loves them’: Special e-specs give blind boy a new lease on lifeZiad
It’s a big day for Benny Francey.
He’s at the library in Selkirk, Man. for the first time with new specs.
“I can actually see complete detail,” Benny, 10, says.
The boy and his brother are living with a rare disease called Leber congenital amaurosis.
The condition means the boys can only see silhouette-like images.
The specs inside the case are eSight glasses from a startup in Toronto and cost $20,000 Canadian dollars — a hefty bill that was paid for by a GoFundMe campaign earlier this year. Read more >>