The technology of today goes way beyond computers and smartphones. This year a 58-year-old pastor in Kentucky, who has been legally blind since he was six, can now see his beautiful wife, their children, and their grandchildren with the help of eSight,
a pair of super glasses.
Several years ago, Donnie Parrett’s youngest son did some investigation on how he could improve his father’s eyesight, and he discovered eSight, which was located in Cincinnati, just three hours away.
Parrett had lost his sight when he was six years old. A brain tumor the size of a baseball was found in his skull, and when the surgeon removed it, there were side effects, and Donnie lost his sight, and that was 50 years ago. Though his father was skeptical, his son took him to Cincinnati where he tried this super pair of glasses for the first time. He was amazed. They look like they come from Star Trek; there is a camera in the center that Parrett looks though, so he can see everything perfectly. And he saw his son for the first time!
Parrett had never seen his wife, Leisa either, and they were married in May 1983. Leisa grows Iris flowers, and of course, he had never seen them either, but now Parrett is able to see all of the beauty in his world. Faith has always been a big part of his journey, and he says that God has always been good. His friends and loved ones have raised over $10,000, so he can have his own pair of eSight glasses.
Donnie wants everyone who could use a pair of glasses like these to have one. They are a miracle for him, but the person wearing them must have some degree of sight in order for the glasses to work.