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They might not win any awards for style, but these prototype glasses are helping partially sighted people to see.
They project enhanced images onto lenses, giving wearers a clearer sense of surroundings.
Users say they feel more independent. Some see their guide dogs for the first time.
They were developed by researchers from Oxford University, who say the bulky headsets will eventually be the same size as a pair of specs.
first example of something new, from which later developments are made
- partially sighted
not completely blind, but able to see very little
improved, especially by artificial methods
too big to be carried or used easily
glasses (short form of the word spectacles)