31.08.2012

Kenilworth man opens museum after eye surgery

Kenilworth man opens museum after eye surgery

By Adrian Galbreth

A Kenilworth man has turned his vision of opening his own mechanical museum into a reality after eye surgery.

Iain Simmons had worn thick rimmed glasses since he was five years old, but when he became a father he decided to investigate other means of correcting his vision.

"Getting up in the night to a young baby is hard enough but when you are fumbling around for glasses to see, it is an added complication," he told the Coventry Telegraph.

He underwent a 15-minute operation to insert lenses into his eyes, correcting his vision, which made it much easier for him to play sport and work within the family business.

"We are setting up a new museum in Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon, of weird and wonderful wacky machines from around the world," he said.

A blind woman in Australia has been able to see spots of light for the first time in 20 years, after a ground breaking operation.

It is hoped that Dianne Ashworth will work with researchers to help them understand what she can see when the eye is stimulated.

by Martin Burns


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