The Video Of This Baby Girl Getting Glasses And Seeing Clearly For The First Time Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day
I imagine it is difficult to tell when a baby needs glasses, but it makes sense that it can happen. As a person who cannot do much without corrective lenses, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like if the only vision you had ever had was blurry. There’d be nothing to compare it to, so you’d never know anything was wrong! But this tiny girl just got a new pair of glasses and saw the world clearly for the first time, and her gleeful reaction is absolutely adorable.
The baby’s mother, Jessica Sinclair, posted the video to Facebook, and it has since been viewed more than 18 million times. It’s a little baby with a giant smile, so of course it is going viral. The only thing that could possibly have pushed the number higher is if there were a cat in there, too.
Getting the little pink glasses on baby Piper’s head took some doing, because like most babies this little girl objected to having things put on her head. She fights the glasses the way most babies fight off useful things like hats and sunglasses and Kleenex.
“No! No! Get away!” she seems to object as she flails at her parents and bats away the glasses. “Shoo! This is an abomination! Oh, wait that is much better.”
Of course, this raises a lot of questions about babies and glasses. Like: How do you know when a baby needs glasses? And how do you know what prescription the baby needs? One assumes the baby does not sit in a chair while an optometrist says, “Which is better, one or two?”
Jessica Sinclair wrote that she took the baby to the doctor when she didn’t seem to be crawling on time, and the doctor said it might be because of her vision. Poor vision would logically make a baby less likely to want to crawl off into the distance, because the baby wouldn’t be able to see what was in front of her or where shew as going very well.
Doctors tested the baby’s eyesight with a scope that measures her prescription. Sinclair says the baby’s eyesight is +7.00 in one eye and +5.00 in the other. It’s not a perfect prescription because the baby can’t clearly say which numbers or letters are clearer, but she can obviously see a lot better than she could before.
Most of us start out with just fine vision and wind up needing glasses when we get older, but if your baby does not seem to be responding to things you think he or she should be able to see, the doctor might be able to tell if there is something wrong with the baby’s eyesight. And if your baby does need glasses, make sure to make a cute video of it, because this is adorable.