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Jazz player Joe Ingles gives the gift of sight to a young fan who is blind


Landon Carter is seven years old, a huge Utah Jazz fan, and legally blind. But with the help of new technology and Jazz guard Joe Ingles, he can now watch his favorite team play, according to KUTV.

Landon was born without irises in his eyes, a condition called aniridia — so he’s never been able to properly watch a basketball game. In fact, he’s never been able to see anything clearly. But with the help of new technology, he can watch the Jazz play for the first time.

“eSight is worn like glasses, and houses a high-speed, high-definition camera that captures everything the user is looking at, and enhances the video feed and displays it on two LED screens in front of the users' eyes,” KUTV explained.

In April, Landon got the chance to watch the Jazz play using the glasses — but at the end of the game, he had to give them back. But now, he has a pair that he can wear all the time.

And the person responsible for helping Landon get the high-tech glasses? Joe Ingles, who footed the $10,000 bill for the technology. And while Landon is more than happy he can now see, he’s also excited by what Ingles was able to do for him.

“Joe Ingles is like my buddy now,” he said. And Ingles feels the same way: