'I can't believe what you guys get to see': Colourblind man puts on glasses that allow him to see colour for the first time in heartwarming footage

Ross Morum, a 28-year-old man in South Africa, just saw colour for the first timeHe was given a pair of EnChroma glasses, designed for people to see colourVideo shows the heartwarming moment Ross discovers a bed of red flowersEnChroma glasses filters light to prompt the colour cones in a colourblind eye 

By Catherine Chapman For Mailonline

Published: 11:27 EDT, 17 October 2017 | Updated: 07:13 EDT, 18 October 2017

The latest sensation to sweep the internet will leave you undeniably touched, as people who have never seen red, experience the colour for the first time.

Now it's Ross Morum's turn - a 28-year-old colourblind man in South Africa.

Video shows Ross, sitting in the Durban Botanical Gardens, receiving a pair of EnChroma glasses for his birthday.

EnChroma glasses, a luxury item costing up to $679 (£515), have a colour corrected lens that enhances the colours a person can't see - it's like a biological filter prompting the colour cones in a wearer's eye.    

In the video, Ross is sobbing before even trying on the glasses, which is a gift from his friends and wife, Pascale.

It doesn't seem like the glasses are working when Ross first puts them on, but then he turns to a patch of red flowers.

Immediately, Ross' world seems transformed. 

In shock to the people around him he says: 'I can't believe what you guys get to see'.

Ross Morum wears his new glasses which allow him to see colours like red for the first time, picturedRoss Morum wears his new glasses which allow him to see colours like red for the first time, pictured

Ross Morum wears his new glasses which allow him to see colours like red for the first time, pictured

Ross Morum never really thought there was anything wrong with his eyesight before but his new glasses have allowed him to discover reds, like in the flowers picturedRoss Morum never really thought there was anything wrong with his eyesight before but his new glasses have allowed him to discover reds, like in the flowers pictured

Ross Morum never really thought there was anything wrong with his eyesight before but his new glasses have allowed him to discover reds, like in the flowers pictured

Ross Morum becomes very emotional after receiving the EnChroma glasses for his 30th birthday from his friends and wife Pascale, pictured standingRoss Morum becomes very emotional after receiving the EnChroma glasses for his 30th birthday from his friends and wife Pascale, pictured standing

Ross Morum becomes very emotional after receiving the EnChroma glasses for his 30th birthday from his friends and wife Pascale, pictured standing

He added: 'I was never aware that I was colourblind. I always thought I was just bad with colours as I would often get blue and purple, red and green, yellow and orange and red and pink confused with each other. 

Ross has a red/green colour deficiency, meaning most colours, like red, green, brown and orange, can all look the same to him.

Ross Morum and his wife Pascale, pictured, were married this year. Pascale organised all of their friends to chip in to buy Ross a pair of EnChroma glassesRoss Morum and his wife Pascale, pictured, were married this year. Pascale organised all of their friends to chip in to buy Ross a pair of EnChroma glasses

Ross Morum and his wife Pascale, pictured, were married this year. Pascale organised all of their friends to chip in to buy Ross a pair of EnChroma glasses

Ross Morum and his wife Pascale, pictured, were married this year. Ross was surprised to get the EnChroma classes after only briefly mentioning his interest in them it to his wife Ross Morum and his wife Pascale, pictured, were married this year. Ross was surprised to get the EnChroma classes after only briefly mentioning his interest in them it to his wife 

Ross Morum and his wife Pascale, pictured, were married this year. Ross was surprised to get the EnChroma classes after only briefly mentioning his interest in them it to his wife 

He said: 'The best example I know is a picture of a fruit stall where every item looks a shade of green. I can't tell the difference between that picture and a colour picture.

EnChroma glasses raises the intensity of these colours by selectively filtering the light that goes into the colourblind person's eyes, making them perceive colour similar to how a normal eyesight would.

Ross said: 'When I eventually wore them it was an overwhelming sight. All the reds, greens, pinks and purples seemed to just stand out like never before. They were so much more vivid. It's like the glasses put an Instagram filter.' 

 

 

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