Colorblind Man in Iowa Is Moved to Tears When He Sees Color for the Very First Time in His Life

When the family of a colorblind man named Jake learned about the amazing EnChroma color revealing glasses, they purchased a pair, traveled to where he was and took him to the Vander Veer Botanical Park in Davenport, Iowa. Jake was moved to tears from the very moment that he put the glasses onto his face. His family was right there with him for that life changing moment.

…when my dad learned that my brother was a good candidate for Enchroma glasses, he sat down with mom and said, ‘I want to get Jake those color blind glasses. I think we owe it to him because, well, we made him that way.’

Jake was so excited about seeing the world in color that he ran right over to a patch of vibrant flowers and named every hue with the joy of a child who’d been missing out on so much for so long, a sentiment shared by Jake’s sibling.

There are so many things we take for granted in life. A roof over our heads, food on the table, and even the ability to see the beautiful colors of the world! My little brother has never been able to see green grass, or the colors of the leaves on the trees, Red roses, purple, or orange.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.