By Adrian Galbreth
A soldier who lost his sight is testing out a new technology for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) which allows him to "see", contact lens wearers have learned.
Craig Lundberg is trialling the BrainPort sensory device, which consists of a pair of glasses with a camera attached.
The images recorded by the glasses are sent to sensors on a pad which rests on Mr Lundberg"s tongue, giving him a form of vision.
Mr Lundberg commented: "I think it is a fantastic idea and I am truly honoured to have been asked to try it out.
"It is a big responsibility on my part."
He has been without his sight since he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in a rooftop firefight in Iraq nearly three years ago.
Prince William recently showed his support for the UK"s blind ex-servicemen and women by taking a tour of St Dunstan"s new training and rehabilitation Centre in Llandudno.
by Adrian Galbreth