WSFA/NBC - For people suffering with macular degeneration or glaucoma the aging process can include loss of sight. There's a new device out there that's providing new hope.
The device is called the OR-CAM. For 94-year old Georgia Prudler, it's been a life changer. She was diagnosed with macular degeneration 10-years-ago and now she's legally blind.
"It was hard," Prudler said. "It was so gradual and then I realized I couldn't see any of my 22 great grandchildren and their faces."
The OR-CAM won't fix her vision, but opens up some new avenues for independence. UC Davis combines a miniature smart camera with a pair of glasses. It turns a picture into words. It can actually read things for you. It can be helpful from everything to determining which dollar bill you're holding to which medicine bottle you're holding.