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Newport Eye Doctor's Work Goes Viral When Baby Puts on Glasses for First Time

It's the video that's got everybody talking.

A little baby sitting in a local Flip Daddy's having glasses placed on her face for the first time.

The smile and excitement shown by the baby as her vision immediately improves prompted a collective "awww..." from practically the entire internet over the weekend.

Turns out, the glasses were prescribed by a Newport doctor.

“This is why I love to come to work everyday. I can’t express how much joy it brings me to see this video,” said Dr. Josiah Young, of Opticare Vision Center in Newport. 

The baby's mother, Jessica Sinclair, of the Cincinnati neighborhood Bridgetown, posted the video on Facebook and from there it went viral. The video is made special by the sight of the baby whom you wouldn't know needs glasses until she's able to see her parents clearly for the first time.

The baby's name is Piper. Dr. Young, of Ft. Thomas, said that kids can be seen by eye doctors for the first time between ages eight and 12 months and should definitely have an eye exam before starting preschool.

“We can tell a lot about a child’s eyes even at an early age without the child having to read an eye chart," Dr. Young said. "I hope that this video will help raise awareness of the importance of getting early eye examinations for kids.”

The video was posted June 6 and since then has achieved viral status with more than 18 million views and more than 260,000 shares on Facebook.

Take a look:


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