66 Year Old Bodybuilder Sees Color for the First Time in His Life With a Gift From His Family

A bodybuilder named William Reed, who was born with achromatopsia and had only seen the world in black and white for his 66 years, received the gift of color from a pair of EnChroma glasses that he received from his family for his birthday. Needless to say, he was completely overwhelmed with emotion by what he saw.

Born colorblind, William lived his whole life in back and white. For his 66th birthday, his family decided to pitch in together to buy Enchroma glasses that have color correcting lenses that help the colorblind see color. This video is his expression to opening his gift and witnessing color for the first time.

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