The EnChroma glasses he puts on have a special filter that excludes certain wavelengths of light, allowing colorblind people to see color better. Young Irlbeck cries, his dad cries, his mom maybe cries, and you'll probably cry a bit, too.
Speaking to KCCI, Cayson said, “It was so colorful. It was weird (because) I had never seen those colors before, but I kind of knew what they were. I don't know. It was just awesome.”
Cayson's father, Aaron Irlbeck, added, “Just to be able to see all of a sudden a whole new world opened up for him, obviously it was very emotional."
According to KCCI, the glasses, which cost $300, have a 50/50 chance of working. The Irlbeck family said it was definitely worth the investment.