SANTA MARIA, Calif.-
A local blind man never thought he would ever see again. But technology has given him the gift of sight. It's a small device that has made a big impact.
Cooking a meal for Cosmo Moore is something he was never able to do before.
Born legally blind he can see some what but many things are a blur.
“For me and my vision it's uncorrectable. Glasses don’t help, laser surgery won't help,” said Esight user
But now, thanks to a pair of electronic glasses called Esight his world has completely changed and suddenly he can see.
“My eye condition is called optic nerve atrophy, my vision is 20 over 600 and with these I can see 20/40. So almost normal,” said Moore.
The glasses have a built in camera and can magnify things up to 25 times.
“For me experiencing leisure activities that I have never been able too has been my favorite part. Like going to an art museum,” said Moore.
He can now see his children's faces when before they were only in shadows.
“Seeing my sons face as he went around on a merry go round at the zoo, never saw that before,” said Moore.
Now he can read books, something he says he had always dreamed of doing.
Moore says the glasses can help some but not all.
“People that would be eligible with this would be anyone with some vision. You have to have some sight. It doesn’t help totally blind people,” explained Moore.
38-year-old Oscar Marquez had been legally blind for 15 years when stubbled upon the glasses.
But for him the $6,000 price tag not covered by insurance made getting them impossible.
“My friends and family came together to donate money to get me the glasses,” said Marquez.
After that he says everything was brighter.
“My life has changed, I am able to read now with the glasses far away. It's amazing,” explained Marquez.
Moore says that though the glasses are expensive the CA Department of Rehab may help declared disabled people with the cost.