- Jimmy and Jace Papenhausen tried on a pair of specialty glasses that allowed them to see colors as they truly are
- US company EnChroma created the product to help people affected with color blindness
- The video continues to touch hearts across the internet with over 530,000 views as of writing
We live in a world wherein most of our senses work overtime. The world gives us so many things to see, touch, taste, hear, and smell.
But what happens when one of your precious senses don’t work like it’s supposed to? It certainly feels like we are not living life to the fullest.
In this heart-warming video we get a glimpse of how two brothers react when they can finally see colors.
At the start of the video, their dad held up four brightly colored balloons and patiently explained to them the color of each one. Another family member held up a vibrant beach towel next to him. Jimmy was then instructed to close his eyes and wear a pair of glasses. When he finally opened his eyes, Jimmy was overwhelmed with emotions and started to cry. Jimmy then handed over the glasses to Jace, who briefly looked at the objects before hugging his brother. Jace then said, “It looks so bright.. so different.” What an experience that must be!
In their company website, EnChroma explained that the glasses enhance color perception by separating light into its primary spectral components before they reach the eye. The company claimed that their product doesn't cure color blindness and should not be used to pass occupational screening tests.
The lenses used in the glasses were simply a result of an accident. Don McPherson, who holds a Ph.D in Glass Science, discovered that his lab glasses, which was coated with a special lens formula for laser eye protection, had a different effect on colors. He conducted further studies and eventually partnered up with Andrew Schmeder. Together, they co-founded EnChroma, Inc. in 2010.
Color blindness affects approximately 1 in 200 women and 1 in 12 men worldwide. -IS, Kami Media