Digital glasses help 12-year-old blind boy see mom for first time

Published April 29, 2016 by

A Virginia fifth-grader whose eye muscles never fully developed, leaving him legally blind, was finally able to see his mother with a technology called eSight. When Chris Ward, 12, set his eyes on his mom, he gave her a compliment that brought tears to her eyes.

"Well when I first saw my mom for the first time, she was pretty," Ward told

Marquita Hackley, Ward's mother, said, "I just broke down and cried."

Ward also got to see words on a page for the first time.

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