Colorblind man sees correct colors for first time thanks to special pair of glasses

Posted at 11:04 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 12:37:17-04

A colorblind father got to see the correct colors for the first time in his life Friday at Balboa Park.

Tyler Kim is colorblind.

He can’t tell purple from blue and reds may look brown. He’s known he was colorblind since he was about five.

“There have been some times of frustration but I’ve learned to cope with it and just kind of deal with it,” Kim said.
“It’s a small distinction I really can’t see. If I see a color it’s going to be a hard red or a hard pink or purple. I don’t distinguish lavenders or fuchsias,” Kim said.

Kim and two other colorblind men were given a free pair of EnChroma glasses.

The glasses work for four out of five people who are colorblind, EnChroma reports.

“Some of the colors were like a grey or a dark and it looks more like, I can see reds,” Kim said.

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