Because four-month-old Leopold Reppond suffers from Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA), a rare condition which affects the pigmentation of the skin, hair, and eyes and has left him with extremely impaired vision, he's never been able to see his mother clearly--until he tried on new glasses for the first time last week.
The adorable, emotional moment between Leopold and his excited mother, Erin, was caught on camera by his dad, David Reppond, a film producer.
"There wasn’t a dry eye in the house," he said. "I had some issues holding the camera because I was crying so much," he admitted. "You cannot anticipate how you’re going to feel when something like that happens."
The parents had recently taken Leo to see a Los Angeles-based pediatric ophthalmologist, who helped them get the special infant glasses, which have normal lenses but are made of a special rubber-like material which has no screws, no hinges and no sharp edges.
After they received them, David and Erin, who live with Leo in Seattle, invited their families to come and see Leo wearing his glasses for the very first time--so plenty of loved ones were on hand to witness this amazing moment. Check it out.
Our hearts are melting! Baby gets glasses and can see for the ...Wait until you see the reaction! Baby sees mum for the first timePosted by OK! Magazine UK on Friday, April 8, 2016
Wait until you see the reaction! Baby sees mum for the first time