Glasses help restore vision in sufferers of macular degeneration

Posted at 8:08 PM, Mar 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-05 14:54:45-05

35 percent of seniors suffer from a nerve deterioration in their eyes that leave them seeing blind spots, but their eyesight can be restored with a special type of glasses.

85-year-old Alice Johnson suffered from macular degeneration, where the nerves in the back of the eye are falling apart, causing blind spots.

Johnson's daughter-in-law saw an ad in the newspaper featuring a type of glasses that would make it possible for her to see again.

The glasses have a built-in telescope that expands what the wearer is looking at in healthier parts of the eye, helping to restore vision.

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