Imagine not being able to see the love of your life for two decades. The heartache of being with your beloved and spending time together through a lot of life’s events, but never being able to gaze into her or his eyes is unimaginable.

Now imagine you’re given the gift of sight once more and are able to look upon God’s greatest creation in your mind. What a joyous occasion that would be.

As CBS News reports, Allen Zdred, a 68-year-old man with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease, has been married for 45 years but he had been unable to gaze upon his wife for two decades. But through the aid of a “bionic eye,” Zdred was able to once again catch a glimpse of his wife.