A woman who has been legally blind her entire life has high hopes that she will soon be able to do some things she never could.

Charlette Golphin, 66, a native of Phila- delphia who has lived in Schuylkill County since 1989, suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease that causes loss of peripheral vision and other problems, but seldom total blindness. Golphin must sit right next to the television set to see, holds her cellphone right at her face, and must ask people to help her read labels in the store. However, in the coming week, a set of electronic glasses, which the Lions Club has bought her, may make it easier for her to perform those tasks, and do a few others for the first time.

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