The joy and wonder on the child's face as she sees the world clearly for the first time have touched many people.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 7, 2023. It has since been updated.
It's often easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and forget to appreciate the small things. A video of a little girl, shared by u/diamondsodacoma on Reddit, putting on glasses for the first time is a heartwarming reminder of the power of simple things. The joy and wonder on the child's face as she sees the world clearly for the first time are truly infectious, and it's hard not to feel happy for her.
As we grow older, we tend to take our sight for granted, forgetting what a gift it is to be able to see the world around us. The little girl's reaction is a stark contrast to the way most of us would react to putting on glasses, which is often seen as an inconvenience or a necessity. But for her, it was a life-changing experience that brought her immense happiness.
This video has resonated with many people because it serves as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Whether it is a beautiful sunset, a good book, or spending time with loved ones, it is often the small things that bring us the greatest joy. In a world that's constantly moving, taking a moment to stop and appreciate the little things can help us find happiness and contentment. Furthermore, the video highlights the importance of access to proper healthcare and vision services.
The video has garnered over 17k upvotes and thousands of comments. u/maybeinoregon, commented, "What a cutie! I didn’t get glasses until later in life, and I remember looking out the window and saying, omg so that’s what leaves on trees look like! Lol." u/gamingmendicant wrote, "It's like the world became HD. Got mine at like 28."
u/Reddit_Tamarin, said, "I got mine in 3rd grade and yeah it was freaking insane!! I was finally able to see the pictures in the art museum clearly lol." u/mushypopcorn002, who is an optician, noted, "This made me cry! I LOVE doing this for children! Their eyes sparkle in a way you wouldn't believe. Makes up for all the shitty days." u/VVicious3825 shared, "I got my daughter glasses I think it was first or second grade, I didn't realize that she couldn't see and I literally cried when the eye doctor was giving her the test and she couldn't see. I felt terrible."
"This is how I felt at 6 years old and every year after when I got new prescriptions. I could never afford Lasik due to my child’s medical needs, but 2 years ago I was able to get cataract surgery since it was covered by Medicare. What a feeling to be able to see without glasses!" shared u/datagirl60.