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Viral video: Baby sees clearly for the first time

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A Cincinnati mom captured the joyous moment her baby could see clearly for the first time in video that’s been viewed nearly 20 million times.

Piper was born with extremely farsighted vision in both eyes, according to her mother Jessica Sinclair.

After picking up her first pair of glasses from Dr. Josiah Young, the family went to dinner and tested the pink frames out.

“I didn’t want her riding with them on in her car seat,” said Sinclair. “So we went out to eat and put them on and that was her first time seeing our faces.”

11-month-old Piper distractedly plays in her highchair as mom straps the glasses on. Once they’re secure, a huge smile appears as she sees mom and dad clearly for the first time. 

“You couldn’t see it in the video but I was definitely choking back tears when I saw her face,” said Sinclair, who lives in the Bridgetown area. (View the video here if you're using a mobile device.)

Since the video was uploaded last week, Sinclair has received dozens of messages from people around the world. The proud mom says she’s blown away by how far it has spread and hopes it will bring awareness to the importance of infant eye checkups.

Sinclair says Piper wears the glasses every day, but still likes to use them as an occasional chew toy. 

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