Luke Hines, 27, went blind in one eye and has only three per cent vision in the other after an operation to remove a brain tumour in 1997. He has become one of the first people in Britain to trial a pair of new state-of-the-art glasses which even lets him recognise faces. The OrCam dictates text, describes objects and even recognises people for the blind.
Luke, from Ilfracombe, Devon, said: “Something as simple as going to Tesco I used to hate doing because I would just go, get the same things every time and get out of there.
"Now I can spend hours up there just trying to read everything. It's really nice being able to do it without having to rely on someone else."
The glasses are fitted with a smart camera which recognises objects and faces and speaks to the wearer through an earpiece. Luke hopes to go to college and says he could realise his dream of becoming a gardener.
Mum Jane Hinen said: "It's just such a delight because if it can give Luke a quality of life that we have got and he if can go to college - it would just be overwhelming."