Watch as a Blind Man Lays Eyes on His Wife for the First Time in 10 Years


Allen Zderad, 68, is completely blind, but with the help of a bionic eye, he just laid eyes on his wife for the first time in a decade.

Zderad, who lives in Minnesota, began losing his sight 20 years ago due to retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease in which the retina is damaged, New York Daily News reported. For the last 10 years, he’s only been able to make out extremely bright light. Now, with an implant installed by the Mayo Clinic and a set of prosthetic glasses, Zderad will be able to see his wife, Carmen, and the rest of his family.

“Obviously, I’m not able to see the details and facial features and so on,” Zderad told Yahoo News. “But just being able to acknowledge [my family’s] presence, not only by sound but also the image I get, is pretty exciting.”

Zderad has no trouble finding his wife amongst a group of people. “It’s easy,” he said, according to Yahoo News. “She’s the most beautiful one in the room.”

Watch the heartwarming moment Zderad first sees his wife through the glasses in the video below.

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