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Colorblind Man Gets Color For His Birthday

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posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 12:26 AM
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Who would have thought? Most of us don't give things like this a second thought if it doesn't directly affect us. It just never crosses our minds.

What do you give a colorblind guy for his birthday???

Color! What else? Well... Technicolor if one wants to be technical.


Brant Estes can be seen handing his friend a pair of Enchroma colour correction glasses to try on. As he places the glasses on his face, he becomes emotional as he begins to see the world in colour.
The Telegraph spoke to Mr Estes, from Washington State, US, who explained how he had been inspired to buy the glasses after watching a video of a colourblind person trying them for the first time on YouTube.

Mr Estes was so moved by the person's reaction that he decided to buy the $350 glasses for his friend - with whom he has worked for over a decade - as a birthday present.


There is some mild language in this video. Colorful metaphors for the colorful experience!




The daughter of Mr Estes's friend, from Portland, Oregon, can also be seen in the video looking on as her father marvels at the world around him.
Her hair is a vibrant shade of purple, which Mr Estes said had been dyed specifically for the occasion.
Seconds after putting on the glasses, her father cries out: "Oh my God your hair is purple!"


He just now knew/could see what color his daughter's hair was!!! Imagine that!

The friend got this idea from this video...



I love that and could watch it over and over again. To be overcome/in awe of something that we just take for granted is amazing to me. It certainly makes you stop and appreciate it more.

You guys know I had to share it.


You can read more here - www.telegraph.co.uk...
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posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 12:42 AM
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I have a color blind friend that I would love to show this to.
He can't see a difference between green and red traffic lights.
He thought his green truck was gray.
As a painter, it is hard for me to comprehend how tragic it would be to not see colors.
Their has been speculation that Van Gogh was color blind and that's why his color pallette was so intense.



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I had no clue these things even existed! While $350 sounds like a lot... Seeing more color is kind of priceless IMO.

I get emotional that they are so emotional about something I never even think about. Every color blind person should have a pair of these!



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 01:00 AM
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S&F

I would love to have seen his reaction to meat. That was so cool!

Epic

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posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 01:10 AM
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One of my best friends is color blind. When I saw this video a while back, myself and some other friends formed a plan..

We'd all chip in for the glasses, and throw a big party. Once my color blind friend was drunk and sleeping, we'd swap his glasses out.

When he woke up, we'd act like nothing was different and if he said anything, tell him maybe he just drank to much.



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

He'd probably be scared to death!!!


They have a ton of these on YouTube that I've been watching since I found this article. I've needed a tissue quite a few times.

You should all get him a pair and film it. I can't imagine how wild it would be to be there in real time when something so profound happens to another.



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Whats scary is that hes got his low voltage electrician certification. He claims he can still tell the colors of the wires apart, but I still won't let him wire my house... lol

Apparently peanut butter looks green to him, or that's what he says...browns and greens get mixed up for him. I asked, and surprise -- he never liked peanut butter as a kid.



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 05:37 AM
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I'm color blind, and having deuteranopia is kind of fun as my friends kinda play with it a lot of time. I don't mind, it's genetic, but I would love to see true colors for once.



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 05:47 AM
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It's very awesome, but I'm scratching my head how he said "wow your hair is purple!".

My question, how did he know it was purple? He later asks some questions about yellow/orange...

Hmmm... So I'm thinking perhaps he already had the glasses and then they decided to make a video about it afterwards. Also, he instantly knew what the glasses were before he opened the case.

I don't want to think like this ATS! What have you done to me over the years!?

edit;
reading the youtube comments, there are many asking the same question as myself. Yeah I know that he doesn't see in black and white, but rather a shifted dull set of colours. But he was so very sure. Some say she may have told him the colour before? Possible I guess. In a reddit when asked apparently he said he only knew it was purple because "it was not blue". So... I guess that answers it? But why not guess crimson, or pink or orange for example? Anyway, I'll shut up now and just be happy for the guy


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posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Great video Op! Talk about getting the perfect gift for somebody! Kudos to Brant Estes for having the compassion to buy his friend the glasses! Technology that helps people who are deficient in some physical aspects or their life is just so awesome!!! S&f



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: Qumulys

I can only assume that he knew his daughter's hair was purple already. Maybe not knowing what the color actually looked like, but knew that it was dyed purple. Up until my dad passed he remarked on my tattoos and such every time he saw me. In a joking way of course but had my mother been blind I can tell you that she would have known every tattoo, every piercing, etc.


I think (think being the key word) that some folks can see shades of some colors and not others as well. I saw a few other videos on YouTube where some said they saw other colors but not vibrantly/correctly. So I can only guess at the whole thing.

Either way... Some things you can just enjoy.


ETA - Just saw your ETA. It's all good. It's hard to not be jaded sometimes.



originally posted by: JameSimon
I'm color blind, and having deuteranopia is kind of fun as my friends kinda play with it a lot of time. I don't mind, it's genetic, but I would love to see true colors for once.


I guess you would. The rest of us can only imagine what it's like. Would something like this help you?

It also seems to me that insurance policies should cover stuff like this. They cover things like Viagra... I would think this would be a far better investment.
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posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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I could watch that over and over again! I love the unabashed awe.

TY Kanga



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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I like this One very Much .. Very Emotional ..


a Wife or Sister giving her Husband or Brother one of the Greatest Gifts
the vision of Color,

He see's his Family in true Color for the First Time
and tries to hold it in and see his kids and looses it for a bit ( who wouldnt )
then Amazed of the color of the flowers next to a tree ..


www.youtube.com...



OH MY GERD !!! Costly ( well Worth it )

Color Blindness Glasses
enchroma.com...

I have a rare condition of color Blindness

I have a hard time distinguishing Yellow and White

Color Blind: Which Are Your Blind Colors?
www.color-blindness.com...



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posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: Wolfenz

That was one of my favorites too! There were a few that left me in awe. What amazed me most were the ones that stopped and looked into the eyes of their child/spouse and truly seeing them for the first time... In color. I can't imagine being married or having kids and never seeing their eye color.

Thanks for posting this one. There were many that I wanted to post after I started looking but didn't want to over do it, so I am glad someone else did it,



posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

just wow I had no idea these were available or even invented...I have 2 sons that are color blind.

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posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: TWILITE22

Omg! Seriously? I know the cost is high, but I hope that maybe they can try some out or get some for themselves!! That would be amazing if it helped them see color.

I'll state it again... Insurance should definitely cover this. Definitely!



posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

They get it from my father reds greens and shades of colors are the most difficult ,but this is well worth the investment regular eyeglasses can go upwards to 500 and up so this is actually a bit cheaper....and Christmas is around the corner,lol
they have a really good eye doctor and cannot believe she didn't mention theses glasses to us.
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posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: Qumulys

Hi, I am colour blind (protanopia) and I want to answer your question:


My question, how did he know it was purple?


The answer is, technically, we do know what purple is supposed to be - we know it is supposed to be a mix between blue and red. In fact we can even perceive limited shades of purple if the red is vibrant enough. So although we can indeed rarely see purple properly, it does not prevent us from recognizing purple once we can see it (using devices to augment our perception).



 

a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Hehe, I personally use empty tic-tac red boxed to detect shades of reds I cannot normally see.


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posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: TWILITE22

Oh man!! That right there made this entire thread worth every second. I am so excited for you and them and am so glad that you ran across it. I'd have to ask that you please come back by here and let us know of their experience here when/if they get some of these glasses. Please! I would love to know how it works out for you all!

That just made my entire week! No kidding!!


a reply to: swanne

Hey! Necessity is the mother of invention!! You had it pegged for free. It doesn't get much better than that! :up

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posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 10:07 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: TWILITE22

Oh man!! That right there made this entire thread worth every second. I am so excited for you and them and am so glad that you ran across it. I'd have to ask that you please come back by here and let us know of their experience here when/if they get some of these glasses. Please! I would love to know how it works out for you all!

That just made my entire week! No kidding!!


a reply to: swanne

Hey! Necessity is the mother of invention!! You had it pegged for free. It doesn't get much better than that! :up

thank you... I'm glad I clicked into the thread so thanks for bringing it to ATS...won't be until Christmas though.




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