And after the family were welcomed onto the stage, they were introduced to Taylor West from eSight, the company that makes the special eyewear. West would explain that the advanced glasses have a camera inside them that records what the person wearing them is looking at. An interior computer then enhances the images, allowing the person with poor vision to see more clearly.
After that explanation to the audience, Gene was given the all-important glasses to try on at last. They were connected up to an in-studio screen, enabling the audience to see what Gene was looking at. West added, meanwhile, that the glasses should temporarily give Gene something close to “typical eyesight.”