Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie is making progress on her long road to recovering her full eyesight, PEOPLE Magazine reports.
She first experienced vision loss in one eye after her then 2-year-old son Charley threw a toy train in her direction. Now, 18 months later, she says there’s been much improvement, following her third eye surgery.
“My eye is good. The short answer is that it’s good, and I think I’ve had my last surgery. I really do,” Guthrie tells PEOPLE in its new issue. “And I’m seeing well, and I just actually got a prescription for eyeglasses, which I haven’t been able to wear [yet]. So I’m super excited to wear glasses. And I kind of can’t believe that this all took so long, but honestly since the surgery I had last summer after the pandemic, my eyesight’s been dramatically better.”
Guthrie underwent surgery to re-attach the retina in her eye back in November 2019, shortly after the accident. But by July 2020, she had developed cataracts.
“Apparently after you have that retina reattachment surgery, it’s very common to get cataracts, so that happened to me,” she said at the time.