Vision aids help teen see mom's face clearly for the first time

- Several Dallas-area children who have problems with their eyesight got some help Thursday that will open up a whole new world for them.

The children were given high-tech vision aids donated by Sight Savers America. It’s a national non-profit group committed to bringing technology to students who would not otherwise have access.

The highly-advanced systems allow each child to make the most of their remaining vision by enhancing contrast and magnifying objects.

Proper eyesight opens up all kinds of opportunities for children – allowing them to read, write, complete homework and even groom themselves.

Thursday’s donation was especially meaningful for a mother and daughter from Dallas. It was the first time Charity Crawford was able to see her mother’s face in focus.

“Your face is beautiful,” Charity said while wiping away tears.

She is a senior in college who is preparing to go to college. She believes the gift will be life changing.

 “I can be like everyone else. I don’t have to struggle as much as I used to,” she said. “It has to be the best Christmas gift I could ever get. I got my eyes back.”

 “It’s just unbelievable to see her be able to see finally and be independent. It’s just so awesome,” said Quargnilde Crawford, Charity’s mom.

The children chosen for the special devices have vision problems that couldn’t otherwise be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or even medical treatment.

For more information on Sight Savers America, click here.

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