I'm looking for a single word that I can use in place of "taking the blindfold off" of someone. I thought of unmasking, but I think of that as revealing what something looks like to other people. I want to emphasize that this person can now see. Is there a good word for this?
There is, of course, unblindfold.
Even though un- is productive and can generally be prefixed to many words to reverse the action, there is actually an entry in OED:
transitive. To unbandage (the eyes); to free (a person or animal) from a bandage over the eyes. Also figurative.
It has a venerable heritage and is neither a neologism nor the result of laziness.
c1430 Pilgr. Lyf Manhode (1869) iv. xix. 186 Þat þei vnblyndfelle so here eyen þat þei mown biholde to þe heuene.