Heartwarming, Tearjerking: Blind Man Gets Bionic Glasses, Sees Wife For First Time In 10 Years

February 20, 2015


Photobomber, dead ahead.

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. PROTIP: Now would be a good time to fetch a tissue.

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." That makes me so happy. I love to see people in love. Unless they're my friends, in which case I like to see them miserable so they'll break up already and have more time to hang out with me. I'm not greedy, just really needy. You know how many times I've tried to convince a buddy to break up with his girlfriend just so we could go to happy hour? More times than-- wow, I really am a piece of shit.

Keep going for the video and get your smiling cry on.

Thanks to ChristineZzz, who I'm pretty sure just fell asleep tying her name.

  • BriteSkittle

    Wow... that's amazing :)

  • Stannis

    It reminds me of Geordi's visor. What Geordi saw took some interpretation and practice.

  • Gordon Freeman

    Sweetheart! You turned into an Atari game?

  • Adibobea9

    Give it time and the Japanese will buy the upgraded version even if they aren't blind so that their real wives will look like their adolescent anime girl fantasies…

  • I have AdBlock enabled in everytime! I hate pubs, internet dont deserve pubs. Just they fucker's use pubs. Pubs is only for losers.

  • Andrew Newton

    I mean, she lookis like a Tamagatchi pet, but this still brought a tear to my eye.

  • Connor Mason

    finally sees, wife is 10 years older

  • DaemonCrusha

    Honestly heartwarming though.

  • DaemonCrusha

    His first words were "Shit, you let yourself go!"

  • This is so touching. I am gonna cry. :)

  • ZerglingPack

    Hey GW the Heineken ad on your pages is pissing me off. When I full screen a video that ad appears dead center in my screen. Sorry, but I'm enabling adblock on your site until it's gone.

  • Bling Nye

    Now if only science could come up with a way for people blind to facts to see the facts...

  • TheQiwiMan

    Imagine where this technology will be for our grandchildren. So cool.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    The next model will have lasers!

  • Tyguy

    I can't imagine what it looks like seeing through something like that.

  • AthrunWilshire

    You're joking right? They showed an image of what he can see on the computer screen...

  • Tyguy

    YOU'RE joking, right? If you think seeing that little image on a little laptop through our computers, with our eyes, is even CLOSE to what that man is experiencing in his brain at that moment, you're fooling yourself.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Right. Because that's the part Tyguy can't imagine... moron.

    Obviously he or she is talking about being blind for 10 years. Duh. Poor bastard probably has no eyelids.

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