Lisa Reid, a woman who lost her sight since she was 11 as a result of a tumor pressing down on her optic nerve and has been blind ever since, miraculously saw her sight return after banging her head on a coffee table. According to Daily Mirror, Lisa said she knelt down to kiss her guide dog Ami goodnight and hit her head on a coffee table and woke up the next morning to discover that she could see again.
She told Daily Mail Australia ” I can’t really find words to describe how it felt- amazing, fantastic. You can imagine not being able to see and then you can, you can’t really describe that. I think it’s a gift to be able to see the work again visually”. Blind Foundation NZMs Reid says her guide dogs have been a great help to her. Although the 38-year-old from Auckland is still legally blind, the knock partially restored her vision.
Speaking almost 14 years to the day after she regained her sight, Ms Reid said that one of the most shocking things was seeing that her brother had turned into man. She told Auckland Now : “It’s the little things. Like the colour of the grass, how blue the sky is – the things we all take for granted.” Reid added that one of the first things she did when her vision returned was to marvel at the drinks aisle at the supermarket because of what was now on offer.
Ms Reid, who is now a mother to daughter Maddison, revealed her story to raise awareness of New Zealand’s Blind Foundation, which helps her with her visual impairment. She said the support of a guide dog helped her regain her confidence.