Toddler Has Wholesome Reaction After Seeing His Mother Clearly for the First Time in New Glasses
A child’s smile, a mother’s joy, and a moment that has touched countless thousands of people around the world.
Imagine being able to remember the first time you truly saw the world around you.
For most of us, the first clear glimpses of our world come between five and eight months, according to the American Optometric Association — that being the span of time during which eyes gain the ability to work together to form a three-dimensional view.
Keaton, a young toddler from Texas, did not get his first clear view of the world until he was 16 months old. His parents and doctors figured out that the child had very poor vision and needed glasses.
While of course, little Keaton’s mind won’t retain the memory of that moment internally, it’s a moment he’ll never forget because it was captured on video.
In the now-viral video, the first thing Keaton ever saw clearly was his mom — resulting in a smile that followed that could melt even the coldest heart.
Keaton’s World Before Glasses
Keaton had lived for roughly a year and a quarter with severely impaired vision — he ended up requiring glasses with a 7.0 prescription in both eyes, per local sources.
But, as noted, many kids can’t see properly until they are eight months or so of age, so there had only been a half year during which his parents and pediatricians could detect and then identify a problem.
Eventually, it was determined that the youngster could not see anything in any detail unless it was mere inches from his face — most of Keaton’s world was a blur of random shapes and colors.
That would all change in the space of seconds, though, thanks to a little pair of blue-framed glasses with some very thick lenses.
Keaton’s Viral Moment of Clarity
Little Keaton’s world changed forever in the space of seconds when he could finally see the world. In a video on TikTok that has received over 23 million views, we see a pair of hands gently slide a pair of glasses down over the toddler’s eyes, then withdraw.
For a moment, Keaton sits unmoving, hardly comprehending the change that has come over him. Then, a little smile forms on his face and he raises his head and reaches out a hand.
To what does he reach out? His mommy, of course.
And that mom, Magen Luster, can be heard as she is overcome with emotion, half giggling, half sobbing as her child pans his head around, finally seeing life clearly. “What do you think, love?” she asks him.
Looking around further, the boy’s mouth drops open in pure, innocent wonder. What does he think? We’ll never know for sure. But we do know what so many others thought of the moment.
An Outpouring of Joy for Keaton’s New Outlook on Life
Seeing the video of Keaton Luster, well, seeing is more than enough to bring a tear to the eye. Reading through the comments left on the video is enough to keep them flowing.
Just a few highlights from the thousands of comments posted include:
“Babies getting glasses videos always got me crying in the club,” says one user.
“As an optician for 22yrs, babies/toddlers/kids were ALWAYS my favorite patients — it NEVER got old to see the genuine first-time reactions,” says another.
“Bro, I can’t ever get in this app without crying over strangers,” says another comment.
And the good vibes just keep coming for as far as you can see.
And you know who else can now see? Beautiful little Keaton.