Because of his loving bride’s gift, a color-blind man’s wedding day became even more memorable and special as he finally got the chance to see the colors anew.
On YouTube, Sea Jay Films uploaded the heartwarming video taken from Karli and Ty’s big day; when she gave him EnChroma glasses as a wedding present.
“This was one of the sweetest moments we have ever captured between a bride and groom. Karli surprised her husband, Ty, with EnChroma glasses right after their first look, and his reaction to seeing color for the first time is indescribable. This moment reminded us how easily we can take for granted something as simple as seeing colors properly,” read the post.
In the touching video, the bride is seen giving her wedding gift to the love of his life.
“You guys can see this every day?” he asked, talking about the blue sky and green grasses that he saw upon wearing the EnChroma glasses.
The video went viral, getting over two million views, as of writing.
Color blindness (also known as “color deficiency”), according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), occurs when a person is unable to see colors in a normal way; particularly when one cannot distinguish between certain colors. This usually happens between greens and reds, and occasionally blues.
“In the retina, there are two types of cells that detect light. They are called rods and cones. Rods detect only light and dark and are very sensitive to low light levels. Cone cells detect color and are concentrated near the center of your vision. There are three types of cones that see color: red, green and blue. The brain uses input from these cone cells to determine our color perception,” it was disclosed.
“Color blindness can happen when one or more of the color cone cells are absent, not working, or detect a different color than normal. Severe color blindness occurs when all three cone cells are absent. Mild color blindness happens when all three cone cells are present but one cone cell does not work right. It detects a different color than normal,” it added.
Moreover, it was revealed that men are at much higher risk of being born with color blindness than women. To note, an estimated one in ten males has some form of color deficiency.