He got married to Gill, 50, four years ago but had not seen her until he underwent the delicate eight-hour operation.
For the rare procedure, Jones' front tooth was removed, and used as a lens holder in his right eye.
"I met my wife when I was blind and when I found out there was a chance I would get my sight back the first person I wanted to see was her," the Telegraph quoted Jones, from Broom, Rotherham, as saying.
He added: "The doctors took the bandages off and it was like looking through water and then I saw this figure and it was her. She's wonderful and lovely. It was unbelievable to see her for the first time."