This is a heartwarming video of 68-year old Allen Zderad seeing his wife for the first time in almost ten years. Allen lost his eyesight a decade ago due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that reduces the number of photoreceptor cells in the retina until a person can see almost nothing but darkness. Now, thanks to a retinal implant and special bionic glasses, he can make out shapes and see again, albeit very rudimentary.
Though Allen may not be able to make out the details of faces or images, he’ll now be able to navigate through a room full of people. As to finding his wife? It’s easy,” says Allen, “she’s the most beautiful one in the room.”
“She’s the most beautiful one in the room.”
Watch the video and get your smiling cry on.