‘Having his freedoms back’: Vet has vision restored after 20 years in darkness

Legally blind U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Cornell is able to see again for the first time in 20 years — thanks to new technology — and his wife looks as beautiful as ever.

The high-tech glasses are made by eSight, and use camera and video to create real-time images. The company is hoping the glasses that greatly enhance sight to the visually impaired will soon be available to the general public, according to Fox News.

“This could help tens of thousands of people, if not hundreds of thousands, both veterans and their civilian counterparts,” Cornell said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “Maybe not perfect 20/20, but for crying out loud, just being able to go to a store and read a label.”

The 18-year serviceman struggled to contain his emotion throughout the interview and who could blame him?

“It’s just an amazing piece of equipment that allows me to be able to do this and to be able to look at my wife and say, ‘Wow, you look the same now as when I first met you,’” Cornell said.

Cornell’s wife is thrilled with her husband’s renewed vision.

It means, “having his freedoms back again,” she said.


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