Nicholas Pelc walked off the bus feeling more confident. The fourth grader is now able to see the world in a whole new way. He is one of nearly 13 million Americans diagnosed red-green colorblind.
Nicholas received a special pair of EnChroma glasses that he won in a contest. The glasses, which start at $269, are designed to take normal colors and make them extra-saturated. The lens filters create separations between the light and wavelengths. They help him see the difference in colors.
For Nicholas, not being able to see the colors has always made him feel different from other kids his age.
The road ahead is challenging for Nicholas. He is going to have to relearn colors like maroon and tan. His parents have no doubt it's something he'll be able to do.