Introduction to Assistive Technology for Vision Impairments

1.4.3. Difference between being born-blind and becoming blind.

In this video, Tommy Edison teams up with Christine Ha to show the differences between being born blind like himself and becoming blind later in life like Christine. Tommy’s blindness is caused by an underdeveloped optic nerve and Christine’s blindness is caused by a rare autoimmune disease called Neuromyelitis Optica. Watch them answer intriguing questions like how their dreams appear and if they would opt for corrective eye surgery, if available.