Tag: legally blind

Device Lets the Blind “See” with Their Tongues

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009

Neuroscientist Paul Bach-y-Rita hypothesized in the 1960s that “we see with our brains not our eyes.” Now, a new device trades on that thinking and aims to partially restore the experience of vision for the blind and visually impaired by relying on the nerves on the tongue’s surface to send light signals to the brain.

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Miracle! 90 Year Old Great-Great-Grandpa Gets Vision Back!

Posted on: Aug 19, 2009

Who turned on the lights? After spending three years in the dark, a 90-year-old great-great-grandfather from Oregon who had been declared legally blind claims he’s suddenly regained much of his sight. “God never treated anybody as good as he’s treated me,” Marty Alvey told the Daily News, three days after his vision inexplicably returned. “When […]

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