A few years ago, Taylor Smith realized he was colorblind after doing an online test. He was in his mid-twenties and while growing up he had minor disagreements about the color of things, but never “put two and two together” until he failed the test as an adult and realized he was colorblind.
But when he wanted to propose to his partner, Michelle Arnold, he wanted to do it with an engagement ring with a stone that matched her eyes, so he got some help from jeweler Timothy White of Darvier Jewelry Design Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. The jeweler was able to match the color of Arnold’s eyes to a blue sapphire for the engagement ring, and he also ordered a pair of EnChroma glasses that allow colorblind people to see in technicolor.
But Smith didn’t wear the special glasses until the day he popped the question, so the first time he saw his future bride’s eyes in color was when he was down on one knee asking her to marry him. Now he wears them all the time and says they’ve enhanced his life, but that first moment with them on was pretty special.
“It was so beautiful to see her eyes for the first time. They were so beautiful, like the ocean,” Smith says. “It was an amazing experience.”
Source: New York Post