Special Glasses Help Color Blind Brothers ‘See’ for First Time

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"Whoa! Whoa!" 10-year-old Declan Rogers excitedly said.

They may look like just another pair of sunglasses.

"What do you see Declan?"

"Lots of stuff," he told his mom, Stephanie Rogers.

But Declan is putting on a pair of glasses that enable him to see a rainbow of colors for the very first time.

"I can see how different it is. That's cool. I see red ... pink. Lots of other ones," the fourth-grader said.

Stephanie Rogers entered a nationwide contest by Clorox and En Chroma, which makes glasses that enable color blind people to see color.

"We submitted a YouTube video answering all those questions," Stephanie said.

Declan loves to draw, mostly with pencil.

"Think you might incorporate some colors?" FOX40 asked.

"Maybe, in the future," Declan said.

But there's more to this brighter future. Declan wasn't the only winner here. His 17-year-old brother, Ryan, also received a pair of special glasses.

Both boys inherited the color blind gene from their grandfather, Stephanie's dad. He passed away just this summer. The family's wish was for him to witness moments like this:

"OK well, I can't see anything," Ryan said before the family broke out in laughter.

Fortunately, Ryan's color condition isn't as severe. But these glasses have markedly opened new avenues for the brothers.

"I've never seen colors like that before because I'm colorblind," he said, while marveling at the colors in the backyard.

"For example, this looks really green … Usually it's more of a brownish color," Ryan said. "I see all the colors."

"You never want to get your hopes up… I'm happy," their father Mike Rogers said.

"I'm really excited," Stephanie added. "I'm really grateful… That they can see our world the way you're supposed to see it."