At just 4 months old, baby Leopold Wilbur Reppond has never been able to see properly.


You see, he was born with a rare disorder called oculocutaneous albinism. The condition affects the colouring of his skin hair and eyes – and also affects his sight.

His poor eyesight meant that he could only "see with his hands" – reaching out and touching things like his dad's beard.

But his parents Erin and David from Seattle in America, got a special pair of glasses made so he could see clearly.

The lenses are regular ones but the frames are made from rubber and have no screws, hinges or sharp edges – so they work a bit like goggles.

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And they filmed the moment he first tried them on.

"Hi honey," Erin says as her baby gazes at her for the first time.

And he gives her the CUTEST smile. Seriously, we can't deal…

How amazing is that?

"I had some issues holding the camera because I was crying so much," David told MailOnline. "I was overwhelmed with emotion. It’s just very touching. You cannot anticipate how you’re going to feel when something like that happens. It was very heartwarming. Leo looked at my wife for the first time and saw her for the first time."

And the proud dad says his son is "starting to see objects in front of him for the first time".

He added: "He’s smiling a lot more and he can see everybody in the room, he’s interacting more.

"He loves the light and he loves being outdoors where he can see the grass and the blue sky. He loves toys and he’s starting to reach for things. He’s seeing the world differently."

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