Special glasses help Richardson man see color for the first time

A colorblind man from Richardson got a big gift this weekend. Thanks to new glasses, he can now see color.

Bobby Davis’ family brought him to the Dallas Arboretum Saturday and surprised him with a special pair of glasses designed to let him see in color. Without the glasses, his daughter said he just sees shades of gray.

Becca Davis says she found the unexplained medical wonder for her dad on a social media post. It prompted her to do some research, hoping they would bring color to her dad’s world.

“Today I was able to give my dad a gift that, for 46 years, he could have never imagined,” Becca Davis said. “He is colorblind, so his whole life has been seen only in shades of gray. I'd seen so many videos about Enchroma Glasses and decided, for him, they were way overdue.”

Bobby was born colorblind, a condition that seems to run in his family.

She posted the video of the surprise on Facebook. Her dad slipped on the glasses and was speechless for the first time in his life.

“So what’s that feel like to you,” his daughter asked.

“I don’t know,” he replied.

“People don’t understand a lot of colorblindness. He says he sees shades of things, but now it’s brilliant. You can see brilliant color,” another family member asked him.

“Yeah,” Bobby said while wiping away tears.

In fact, the whole family cried as Bobby found his voice again and began going around pointing out the colors he saw.

“He would tell us, ‘That’s orange! That’s purple!’ (His favorite color) He just had so much fun with them after the fact and couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved them,” Becca said.

She said she loves her dad and that he deserved this special moment more than anything in the world.