/Sight Savers America helps kids with free vision tech

Sight Savers America helps kids with free vision tech

On Tuesday, a national nonprofit donated special technology to 10 children who have severe visual impairments that can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery. These children came from the Jackson and Hattiesburg regions. According to Sight Savers America, the Onyx Electronic Video Magnifiers, (EVMs), and other assistive technology, magnify objects up 118 times. This allows children to read, write and groom themselves, and can even see their loved ones more clearly. These technologies cost around $3,000 and aren’t covered by medical insurance. According to the nonprofit, Dr. Glen Stribling of the Mississippi School for the Blind’s Low Vision Clinic recommended the technology to the children.