Scotty was deployed to Iraq in October 2004. Six months later, he was the victim of a suicide bomb attack that left him totally blind and struggling emotionally.

“Depression is something I fell deep into,” says Scotty who credits his wife, Tiffany, with giving him the strength to forge ahead. 

Today, Scotty and Tiffany have three young sons. And, thanks to an incredible assistive technology device from the innovators at OrCam, Scotty is now able to read to his boys, recognize their faces, and more.

“It has been life-changing for me,” says Scotty who demonstrates the device in the video above.

“The device is called OrCam MyEye, and it’s the world’s most advanced wearable artificial vision device,” says Dr. Bryan Wolynski, a Low Vision Optometrist and consultant with OrCam. “It’s as small as your finger, and it attaches to almost any pair of eyeglasses.”

Designed for blind people, people with low vision, visual impairment, and the legally blind, the OrCam MyEye instantly reads any text that is in front of the device including newspapers, books, menus, signs, product labels and electronic screens.

OrCam MyEye is fully funded through the Department of Veteran Affairs Eye Clinics and is free to qualifying veterans. Find additional programs and resources by visiting the Blinded Veterans Association.