7-year-old gets eSight glasses to help vision

Posted at 9:14 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 23:49:06-04

TULSA -- Payton Crum, a 7-year-old first grader, got her best surprise yet Tuesday -- hi-tech glasses that will help improve her vision. 

As a result of the surprise, she was able to clearly Easter eggs for the first time.

"I love how you can make it farther, bigger and colorful and stuff," Crum said.

Crum filled her pink Easter basket. As her mother holds her hand, the 7-year-old can now control her vision.

"This thing right here, it zooms in and zooms out," she said.

They're called e-Sight glasses. At birth, Payton was diagnosed with Optical Nerve Hypoplasia, a condition where the optic nerve is underdeveloped. Doctors said the solution was to get new glasses, which Payton said are magic.

"Tomorrow I get to use them in school," she said.

They're not cheap. Payton's mom, Paige Mannon, says they were $10,000. She says without the community's help in raising the money, her daughter wouldn't be able to get the glasses.

"As she gets used to them, it's really going to help her as far as driving down the road and being able to see buildings and people in the car beside us, just stuff she's never seen," Mannon said.

Now she sees every step and every candy-filled Easter egg.

"I would just be running around blind," Crum said. 

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