Before COVID-19 Wodonga's Lachlan Davidson had planned to spend this year cheering on his beloved Western Bulldogs from the stands.
While the Bulldogs' member has attended plenty of AFL games before, his next one is set to be extra special.
Mr Davidson has a genetic eye condition called ocular albinism which causes a lack of pigmentation to affect his vision.
Two months ago he received IrisVision, a wearable device which would allow him to see his favorite player, Marcus Bontempelli, out on the field more clearly.
While his dream is on hold for now, Mr Davidson said he's still able to use the IrisVision to watch the Bulldogs on the television.
"I was so looking forward to it but then when I got the IrisVision it was like, sorry guys, you can't come," he said.
"What's even worse is that you can have full stadiums in Perth.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"Every time the Western Bulldogs play an AFL game on television I use the IrisVision, which enables me to see far more than I would have previously.
"Hopefully I'll get to go next year."
Growing up Mr Davidson idolised former Bulldog Chris Grant
His new device also assists him with his other favourite pastimes, reading and gaming.
Mr Davidson is currently completing a Diploma of Community Service and hopes to get involved with community development.
After spending his childhood struggling to see the board in the classroom, his new device has made studying much easier.
"I still sit up the front but I don't have to, I think I just do it out of habit now," he said.
"Right throughout school the board was always the hard thing to see.
"At TAFE you get a lot of use with the whiteboard, but with the IrisVision I can see the detail and read it.
"It does make it a lot easier.
"Because this is all I've known, it's hard to say what 20/20 (vision) is like because I only see what I can."
When Mr Davidson isn't studying or cheering on the red, white and blue, he also volunteers with Vision Australia in Albury reading the newspaper out for others with visual impairments.
However, due to strict COVID-19 border crossing rules he has been unable to offer his time at the moment.
IrisVision is able to help people of all ages who still have some vision left to access.
Although disappointed that he can't watch AFL games live from stadiums at the moment, Mr Davidson admitted he doesn't think he would have liked being in the crowd for the Bulldogs' 41-point loss to Richmond this week.