Kathy Beitz, legally blind mom, sees new baby with special eyewear

January 23, 2015 8:11 PM

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Kathy Beitz, legally blind mom, sees new baby with special eyewear

A specialized piece of eyewear gave a legally blind woman from Guelph, Ont., the opportunity to do something that new parents may take granted — see her baby hours after his birth.

Kathy Beitz, 29, was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a genetic condition that causes macular degeneration, when she was 11. While she now has some peripheral vision, she developed a blind spot in the centre of her field of vision and is legally blind.

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