Emotional images have captured a color-blind father who sees his son for the first time in all its glory.
Micah Hicks was on the verge of tears when he was surprised with EnChroma glasses from his partner Natasha Daily.
The EnChroma goggles, which cost around £ 260 ($ 350), use a filter to give the wearer a clearer distinction between colors.
Mr. Hicks, 22, from Days Creek, Oregon, is said to have total color blindness – the inability to see any color at all.
Micah Hicks was on the verge of tears when he was surprised with EnChroma glasses from his partner Natasha Daily. The EnChroma goggles, which cost around £ 260 ($ 350), use a filter to give the wearer a clearer distinction between colors
Mrs. Daily commented on the two-minute video and said, "He can now see colors as we do. He sees our son as I do. "
Mrs. Daily, also 22 years old, announced that she had bought the EnChroma glasses, which claims after three days of fundraising, to open up a new world of colors.
She said, "These glasses were something we used to talk about the first time he told me he was color blind.
"I read other success stories and told myself that if other people could get them for their loved ones, it's worth a try."
According to figures, color blindness affects about one in twelve men (eight percent) and one in 200 women worldwide.
Most patients have difficulty distinguishing certain colors from birth. In rare cases, however, it may develop later.
Mr. Hicks, 22, from Days Creek, Oregon, is said to have total color blindness – the inability to see any color at all. In most patients, it is difficult to distinguish between red and green, and blue and yellow, as the colors often appear more boring
The EnChroma goggles, which cost around £ 260 ($ 350), use a filter to give the wearer a clearer distinction between colors
It is more common in men and affects about one in twelve men compared to one in 200 women, as it is often shared by parents via the X chromosome.
Farbenblind has no direct impact on health – and most people will gradually adapt to the condition over time.
Celebrity personalities such as Prince William, Keanu Reeves and Eddie Redmayne have confessed that they have a lack of color vision.
In most patients, it is difficult to distinguish between red and green, and blue and yellow, as the colors often appear more boring.
But a handful is unable to distinguish any color like Mr. Hicks. These patients can only see things in black and white.
It came after Spanish scientists earlier this week warned that EnChroma glasses did not improve color vision for those who are color blind.
EnChroma explains that his glasses eliminate "blindness from red-green colors and enhance colors without compromising color accuracy."
Researchers at the University of Granada pointed out, however, that the company claims that its glasses "may not work" in severe red-green deficiency.
They are not a cure for color blindness, and EnChroma says, "The results vary according to the nature and extent of color vision per individual."
The scientists said that color-blind people who use EnChroma glasses do not perceive new colors, but see the same colors differently.
WHAT IS COLOR BLIND?
About one in 20 people suffers from color blindness, a condition that makes the world a more boring place.
According to the NHS, 1 in 200 women and 1 in 12 men are affected worldwide.
There are four types of color blindness known as protanopia, dueteranopia, tritanopia and achromatopsia.
Protanopia involves defective or missing long-wave cones in the retina; These photoreceptor cones are responsible for the perception of red light. For Protane it is difficult to distinguish between red and green colors and between blue and green.
Deuteranopia is a condition in which the green photoreceptor cone is missing on the retina. Therefore, it is much more difficult for Deutans to differentiate between green and red as well as some shades of gray, purple and a greenish blue. In addition to protanopia, this is one of the most common forms of color blindness.
Tritanopia is a complete lack of short-wave cones in the retina that receive blue light. People with this very rare form of color blindness confuse light blue tones with shades of gray, dark crimson with black, medium shades of green with blue, and oranges with red shades.
People with total acromatopsia can not perceive colors at all and can only observe the world in black and white and grayscale.
The retina of the eye has two types of photosensitive cells. Poles and cones.
Both are on the back of your eye, which processes images.
Poles work in low light conditions, but pegs work in daylight and are responsible for the color. People who suffer from color blindness have a problem with the cones in their retina.