An Ohio family’s Facebook video has recently hit over 15 million views after going viral across the country. Jessica Sinclair posted a video of her 10-month-old daughter, Piper, and her reaction to trying on corrective lenses for the first time.
The mother took her baby to the doctor last month because the little girl hadn’t started crawling yet.
“We started to notice that she was having issues reaching her milestone of crawling,” said Jessica. “So at her regular pediatric check they did an eye screening and saw that she might have had a slight astigmatism.”
There the doctor conducted a few tests and found out why the baby likely wasn’t attempting to get up on all fours and move — she couldn’t see very well as she was extremely farsighted.
Mother Jessica Sinclair wrote on Facebook that her daughter’s eyesight is “+7.00 in one eye and +5.00 in the other.”
In early June, she got baby Piper a set of pink glasses. Once the glasses were on, Piper noticeably reacts to seeing clearly for the first time.
Picked up her glasses. Went out to eat and put them on her. Her reaction melts my heart
Posted by Jessica Sinclair on Saturday, June 6, 2015
Piper in her spectacles looked back and forth between her parents and simply smiled.
“[…] we picked up the glasses and she tried them on for a quick second in the office to make sure they fitted properly,” Sinclair told WKRC-TV. “Then we decided to go out to eat … and then this was her reaction of her first time being able to see our faces.”
After wrestling them onto the initially resistant baby’s face, Sinclair asked, “Can you see?”
“Her reaction melts my heart,” Sinclair wrote.
Jessica said that she would love to use the video’s success to raise and spread awareness about the importance of eye health and getting infants eyes checked.