MAR 13, 2018 7:37 AM PDT

Children Gift Color Blind Teacher With New Vision

WRITTEN BY: Julia Travers

Beau Scott, who teaches in the fourth and fifth grade at Dayton Elementary School in Ohio, was given a special present by his students. Scott is color blind, like almost 300 million others. His students decided to give him the option to see more color with the surprise gift of color-seeing glasses, which they raised money to buy. They hid this treat by asking him to pretend he was joining a Quidditch match as Harry Potter - hence the "Quidditch goggles."

"I'm trying not to cry," said the grateful instructor.

Individuals with colorblindness perceive light signals with their eyes in a unique or imbalanced way that prevents them from seeing colors in a common fashion. Color blindness is said to be characterized by "photopigment defects in the three different kinds of cones [(photoreceptor cells)] that respond to blue, green and red light." Red-green color blindness is the most common and blue-yellow color blindness is the second-most common, while complete color blindness is unusual. Color-seeing glasses are designed to filter light and correct for the perceptual deficiencies.

quote source: https://nei.nih.gov/health/color_blindness/facts_about
About the Author
  • Julia Travers is a writer, artist and teacher. She frequently covers science, tech, conservation and the arts. She enjoys solutions journalism. Find more of her work at jtravers.journoportfolio.com.
You May Also Like
DEC 15, 2020
Immunology
The Possibility of Improving an Older Adult's Response to Vaccines
DEC 15, 2020
The Possibility of Improving an Older Adult's Response to Vaccines
A recent study published in the eLife journal examined how they can improve older adults' responses to vaccines ...
JAN 05, 2021
Space & Astronomy
Could Earth's Microbes Help Us Find Extraterrestrial Life?
JAN 05, 2021
Could Earth's Microbes Help Us Find Extraterrestrial Life?
As scientists are learning more about microbes existing in the higher echelons of the Earth's atmosphere, they are b ...
JAN 08, 2021
Space & Astronomy
New Findings Suggest Dark Matter Doesn't Exist
JAN 08, 2021
New Findings Suggest Dark Matter Doesn't Exist
The existence of dark matter has been considered a 'given' for decades as a way to understand some of the less e ...
FEB 19, 2021
Plants & Animals
What can Lemurs Teach us About Love?
FEB 19, 2021
What can Lemurs Teach us About Love?
Although not entirely accurate, romantic sentiments such as "you're my lobster" or "you're my pen ...
APR 07, 2021
Plants & Animals
Scientists Discover a Crab-Dissolving Parasite
APR 07, 2021
Scientists Discover a Crab-Dissolving Parasite
Parasites abound throughout the natural world. While not all of them cause the host's death, this newly discovered p ...
MAY 01, 2021
Space & Astronomy
Small Galaxies Played Key Role in Evolution of the Universe
MAY 01, 2021
Small Galaxies Played Key Role in Evolution of the Universe
Astrophysicists from the University of Minnesota have found evidence for the theory that small galaxies emitting high-en ...
Loading Comments...