Sitting on the front steps of her Cockeysville, Md., home a year and a half ago, Vanna Belton was startled and thrilled when her eyes focused on a car’s license plate. Essentially blind for more than five years, she suddenly could read the numbers and letters.
“When I realized I could see the license plates, we started walking around the neighborhood reading them,” said Belton, recalling the excitement she and her fiancee felt at that moment. “We drove around and read store signs. The Pennsylvania Dutch Market. The tanning salon.”