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Four-month-old Leopold suffers from a rare disorder called oculocutaneous albinism, which has left him with extremely bad eyesight.

Leo’s parents, David and Erin Reppond, sought treatment for the condition from an LA based pediatric ophthalmologist and got special infant glasses fitted before filming the first time Leo put them on.

Sharing the heartwarming video, the couple said they were “overwhelmed with emotion” when they saw Leo smile after seeing his mother clearly for the very first time.

“I had some issues holding the camera because I was crying so much,” Mr Reppond shared.

“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.”

According to Leo’s Dad, the bub is loving his new outlook on life.

“He can see us now. He’s starting to see objects in front of him for the first time. He’s smiling a lot more and he can see everybody in the room, he’s interacting more.”

Check out the adorable video of Leo seeing for the first time below …

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  • Such a beautiful story. He is absolutely adorable.

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  • this is just so damn beautiful

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  • How beautiful. I hope my son can one day see. He is blind but it’s because the nerves at the back of his eyes didn’t form correctly so until they discover how to fix the optic nerves we will have to wait and hope x

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  • What a sweet little face! :-) What a precious moment!!

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  • Oh my goodness does that just melt your heart.
    What a beautiful little boy.

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  • just beautiful <3

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  • A beautifully heart-warming story.

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  • Oh my goodness. That was so beautiful

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  • It is absolutely astounding how much has been achieved through medical research that people can benefit from. This little one can now see and interact with at least his parents and play was others do with confidence.

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  • Like it

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  • how beautiful. it must be so amazing to suddenly be able to see.

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  • What a beautiful moment for Leopold and his family.

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  • Wonderful news for Leopold and his parents!

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  • That is so utterly beautiful.

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