Watch The Incredible Moment A Colorblind Father Sees The Colors Of His Kids' Eyes For First Time

05/12/2015 05:27 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2015

We live in a beautiful and colorful world, but not everyone is able to see it the same way.

Opie Hughes, a Pennsylvania dad, has been color blind all his life. Earlier this year, he received a pair of colorblindness correcting glasses that allowed him to experience the world in entirely new shades and tones.

Hughes’ sister, Katherine Empey, caught the moment her brother first put on his EnChroma glasses and sees his children in full color for the first time. Hughes is so overwhelmed after this moment that he breaks into tears, hugs one of his kids and has to sit down.

“It truly was an amazing experience. We were all crying,” Empey wrote on YouTube. “He is still discovering things.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, an estimated 32 million people in America have some level of colorblindness -- 8 percent of men have the condition. Empey replied in the video’s comments that her brother has red-green type, which is the most common form of the condition.

“He was definitely a little shocked by a traffic light the first time he wore them driving,” Empey wrote.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that 8 percent of colorblind people are male, in fact an estimated 8 percent of men are colorblind. We regret the error.

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