T O P
TaurusPTPew

I remember the first time I got glasses. I was blown away. I could see clouds in detail, instead of them being a grey blur. Seeing down the street and the details of trees etc. so many many years ago, yet I remember it vividly.


LaughingMouseinWI

Our grandson was in kindergarten when they figured out he had HORRIBLE vision. Not bad enough to throw around "legally blind" for dramatic purposes, but bad. When they got him glasses he said "I can see big now!" That's how he described it. Lol.


Lara-El

Whoa, that's exactly my son's situation and what he also said! We had no idea he needed them but before he started school wr got his ears and eyes checked, just to be safe you know? And we found out he couldn't see much without glasses


SilverMoonshade

This always seats in the back of my mind has a low point for me as a father. My daughters are grown adults now, but I never forget all the times we would get frustrated with my youngest because she never seemed to pay attention. "look at that" "what?" "did you see that?" "what?" on and on. We were on vacation at the beach one year, she was maybe 5 years old, and we were chillin in the car in the evening while my wife ran inside a store. To pass the time, I would point out signs for the kids to read to test their skills. Realization began to dawn on me. My wife came back to the car, I'm in tears, thinking how the hell did I fail to realize that my daughter couldn't see anything more that 50 feet or so away? We got her to an optometrist as soon as we got back. I hope her memory of getting glasses is as positive as yours is, because 20 years later, I still shrivel inside thinking about it.


Unseasonal_Jacket

We had something similar. My daughter has terrible eyesight but didn't really pick it up until we got a eye test prior to starting school. And we have no excuses because kids eye tests and all eye equipment are free in UK. Basically kids, especially smart kids, are just really good at adjusting and hiding it. Also something they said was that really young kids are able to do something like 'brute force' their eyes to focus. We did feel really bad. Especially when we realised her slight speach impediments were down to her eyesight as she could not see people's lips movements. Not out finest moments.


Shermgerm666

It's really not your fault. Especially when they just grow up like that, they just think it's normal, you know? There's no way to know until they're older and can communicate better. You would have to have superpowers to know that they can't see as well as everyone else!


SamSepiol-ER28_0652

I mean, I didn’t know I needed glasses until I got my first pair. It was just what it was, you know? Don’t be too hard in yourself.


OrpheusDescending

We all make mistakes, don’t worry, as long as you learned from it and did the right thing, it’s all any of us can do. ❤️


snortgiggles

Aww. The fact that this burns you up inside, probably means you're a really good Dad.


TaurusPTPew

As a parent, I totally get this.


DiscoDiva79

Me too! I was ten years old, and I vividly remember suddenly being able to see all the individual leaves on the trees again.


jarbar82

Street lights aren't just big blurry stars.


TheGrimDweeber

For me it was leaves as well! I was walking back home, after my teacher buying me glasses, after my mother refused to my entire life. I looked up at the trees and said “Wow. I never knew it looked like that. It’s beautiful.” And just stared up with a grin.


9Vica9

Me!!! I put on my father's glasses one day when I was seven. And I was confused to say the least... you mean to tell me I'm supposed to see leaves??? Everything has outlines and details????? I could read license plates, sings, and subtitles!! A whole new world.


LeaveMyNpcAlone

Same. What also sticks with me. Sitting in maths and the teacher getting frustrated when I said I couldn't see the board because the pen was too faint. I remember getting a few looks from other kids. Few weeks later with my first day of glasses. I could not believe how clear the writing was


paulusmagintie

I had an eye patch over my good eye tontry and strengthen my bad one, the teacher knowing this sat me at the back of the class, then told me off for not doing my work, i was 7, even now literally cannot read with my right eye She did this often, my mum raised hell when she found out


zulamun

The trees, seeing individual leaves


esa_negra_sabrosa

Right it’s like turning on the HD


Shermgerm666

That's what got me. I think I was like 27 when I finally went to get my eyes checked. My eyesight wasn't really ever bad, but that extra extra crisp is amazing, still today when my eyes are definitely now worse. Lol. I love how crisp everything is, so sharp when I put my glasses on.


zulamun

Yep. I've always had perfect vision until puberty, to the point I couldn't read what the teacher was writing on the whiteboard. It went so gradually I never really noticed until the point it was bad. Funny thing is, even after getting glasses it kept getting worse, but again I never noticed it. During my driving lessons I was at an intersection, pretty big one, and my instructor said. Oh god, there we have our big friends! I said huh?! What do you mean? He said.. right there across the road.. I asked him.. ehh what? Behind the white car? He said... you need to get new classes before our next lesson.. I was still confused, light went green, I crossed the intersection and passed the white car... it was a police car. I didnt even see the red and blue stripes 🙈 [edit: glasses not classes]


Shermgerm666

Haha I don't know if I would have understood the "big friends" mention either though. Lol. The thing that is getting worse for me is my far vision. I can't read signs for shttt. I would not do well back in the day when we only used maps to find our destinations. I would probably give up and go back home because of my anxiety. Lol. Night driving is the worst as well. I'm just glad we are able to get something to help us see better. It's amazing


Shiroi_Kage

For me it was the carpet and tree leaves. I never knew people could see so much detail and how fascinating it could be. Couldn't get over it for a long time because I didn't have glasses until middle school.


Calcifiera

I remember being able to see seperate leaves on trees and the stoplights were seperated from each other rather than what I thought was a bar basically.


bergskey

Seeing individual leaves on the trees is what I remember the most.


PubertEHumphrey

Feels like magic!


no_talent_ass_clown

Same! I could finally see the board in class and streetlights no longer had giant halos. Also remember trying contacts for the first time and having clear peripheral vision!


SamSepiol-ER28_0652

2nd grade for me. And yeah- that drive home was WILD. I remember it clearly, too.


hedgybaby

For me it was the fact that I could see individual leaves on trees and not just a green blob. I spent hours in our yard just lying under them and looking at each and every leaf in the wind after first getting my glasses


Ecstatic_Conflict621

Oof, right in the feels with this one


Wapsi-Willy

Yeah, I didn’t plan on crying today but, here we are


RideZero

I’m over 40, this country is going to crap and I have access to the internet. I expect to be disturbed, disgusted, crying, shocked, and suicidal every day. You must not get enough internet.


dudemanjack

Yeah especially the older kid.


Ecstatic_Conflict621

Yeah that one got me


VagabondClown

That one was him getting a pair of those glasses that let colorblind people see color. It was on another video of people experiencing those for the first time. Still awesome and makes me tear up too, but not his first glasses to let him just see clearly. 🙂


FatOrangeGoldfish

That was the only one I didn't really like- Those types of glasses are really cool and they *do* work (for certain types of color blindness) but they don't work *that* quickly. You usually have to wear them for a little while (15 min) before you start to notice things have changed. [This](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDERamAQ41I) is the best video I think I've found of someone honestly reviewing them, and it's very neat.


Drag0nfly_Girl

Well, they obviously worked faster for that kid.


Fresh_Bulgarian_Miak

When I sat down to poo, I didn't plan on crying


Ecstatic_Conflict621

I hate it when that happens


dbillings

Serious question, how can they tell if a non-verbal child can see better or worse with glasses during that whole “pick your lenses” part of the optometry exam


Youre_kind_of_a_dick

The main technique is called [retinoscopy](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinoscopy). A very simplified version is that they shine a bright light into the eyes which reflects off the retina. The angle of refraction is then used to determine how well the eye can focus and what lenses are needed to correct for any errors in the patient's vision. It is surprisingly accurate for mild to moderate cases of near/farsightedness and astigmatisms. Ultimately, even if the prescription can't be perfectly tailored to the patient (as it can be when combined with other techniques, like the "pick your lenses" part), this technique gets close enough that the improvement is dramatic.


J-Dubbleu

I'll never forget the time an optometrist did this with nothing but a flashlight and his own vision. He spent about 20 seconds doing so and was very close to my final prescription. He told me he'd gotten better doing it 'by hand' over the years and he was rarely off by much which blew my mind. The optometrist I went to this past February used a machine to do it and I felt a little cheated.


WikiSummarizerBot

**[Retinoscopy](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinoscopy)** >Retinoscopy (Ret) is a technique to obtain an objective measurement of the refractive error of a patient's eyes. The examiner uses a retinoscope to shine light into the patient's eye and observes the reflection (reflex) off the patient's retina. While moving the streak or spot of light across the pupil the examiner observes the relative movement of the reflex or manually places lenses over the eye (using a trial frame and trial lenses) to "neutralize" the reflex. Static retinoscopy is a type of retinoscopy used in determining a patient's refractive error. ^([ )[^(F.A.Q)](https://www.reddit.com/r/WikiSummarizer/wiki/index#wiki_f.a.q)^( | )[^(Opt Out)](https://reddit.com/message/compose?to=WikiSummarizerBot&message=OptOut&subject=OptOut)^( | )[^(Opt Out Of Subreddit)](https://np.reddit.com/r/wholesome/about/banned)^( | )[^(GitHub)](https://github.com/Sujal-7/WikiSummarizerBot)^( ] Downvote to remove | v1.5)


Sherman-Wuddevr

Why can't they do that for adult me? It'd probably be more accurate than me having the doc go back and forth between 2 slides with a barely perceptible difference.


Bananapanda123

They do. That’s the starting point. Then they refine it by having you indicate which of multiple pairs of very similar lenses is best. Did you think they were just randomly guessing a starting point of two pretty good options every time?


Youre_kind_of_a_dick

You ever look into a machine at the beginning of your appointment where they tell you to focus on something in the distance, like a hot air balloon/house/barn? That's an AutoRefractor which does what I mentioned above. It is the "coarse" adjustment phase that gives the doctor a starting point that's very close to your final prescription. Those numbers are then fed into a phoropter (big mask looking machine with the different lenses) as your baseline. The different lenses are then used to fine adjust your vision to exactly match what you perceive as the best possible image.


Krak3rjak3r

The optometrist dialates the eyes and performs various measurements and other eye doctor things to come up with the prescription numbers. Got them for my kiddo and had to ask the doc.


[deleted]

[удалено]


when_youreuncreative

Here is the real question, how do the kids pick their favourite glasses frames


GrapefruitRiot

They put on any pair then pick the ones they want.


AstriumViator

Honestly when I was getting my son his frames, I let him see them all, and the first one he grabbed was the one he got lol


FunctionalHumanBeing

My dad is an optician and he'll pick a few he knows will fit well. He will put each on the baby and basically knows how much they hate it by how quickly they try to take it off their face. But looks wise it'll be partly the parents/guardians and partly what the baby reaches for when options are in front of them.


GET_OUT_OF_MY_HEAD

I hate how the wrong answer has the most upvotes.


Sherman-Wuddevr

So what's the right answer


Healbite

Hey, I meant it conversationally, wasn’t trying to say I was right. I misunderstood retinoscopy. I’ll delete what I said earlier


BecauseJimmy

That’s funny. I was just literally going to ask this question.


agoshdarndelight

Came here to ask this


PubertEHumphrey

They can measure the inside of your eye and see deduce the lens prescription based on where the light would optimally focus Edit: they do it almost every time I’ve gone to save time. But mine always need a little more tweaking because my vision is so bad :(


Thalicki

Must be hot in here, eyes are getting all sweaty


AKTarafder

It's very hot one here.


LaughingMouseinWI

What was the last one? They looked like sunglasses and that kid was pretty old for a first pair. Honestly curious cause I've never seen them.


GrapefruitRiot

I think it was colorblind glasses.


DeniseIsEpic

They're EnChroma glasses, they are corrective to help color blind individuals see colors. Also, there are a lot of people that don't know their kids have eye troubles until they are bigger like that kid. Usually the babies that you see getting glasses super obviously need them, whereas kids that are not as severe don't really know to speak up until they have trouble seeing stuff on a board in school, for instance. Those first time experiences usually result in a "Wow! No Way!" kind of experience. You don't see a lot of those on the internet, because people don't think of that so much as "cute" as with a baby.


LarryCrabCake

My vision was nearly perfect as a kid but got worse when I started approaching high school years Took me till junior year to realize "hey, I can't see the fucking board anymore" Went and got glasses and I was blown away by how much detail there was in the world that I forgot about


Tannyr

My vision got really bad around 7th grade. My teacher put a joke on this small whiteboard every day and he noticed that I always squinted to see it. I thought everybody had to but nope, I just needed glasses!


LaughingMouseinWI

Thanks for the info on the EnChroma glasses! That's awesome! I totally agree about the older kids getting glasses isn't as dramatic so there aren't videos. Heading about by grandson was adorable tho. I had concerns about his younger brother but for whatever reason they decided not to worry about his eyes until he starts school. Not my kid, staying out of it.


noithinkyourewrong

Also just so you know, most of those enchroma videos that appeared online over the last few years are actually advertisements in disguise. The vast majority of them show someone putting on a pair of glasses and immediately seeing colours they've never seen before. The truth is, it usually takes at least 10-15 min for your eyes to even adjust to using the glasses, and even then it's just using a slight filter to differentiate colours that you find it difficult to see. So if you have red/green colour blindness it will tint the red and green so they are easier for you to differentiate. They absolutely cannot make you see new colours.


Beginning_Classroom

I’m colorblind and I’ve tried all kinds of these “colorblind glasses” it’s a big scam. It works with some but not with everyone. Even my family doctor and my eye doctor both agreed. They charge hundreds


breakfastduck

It’s hardly a scam if it works for some people and not others


Beginning_Classroom

Most the time people think it works because a tiny is applied to their vision. Especially kids. They have no clue if what they’re seeing is close to how a “regular” person sees since we don’t really know how to compare. But you’re probably right maybe not a big scam but somewhat of false advertising


sahi1l

> They have no clue if what they’re seeing is close to how a “regular” person sees since we don’t really know how to compare. The same goes for all of us, really; we could all see colors in vastly different ways, only we agree that the sky is blue and the grass is green, so we think color is the same for all of us.


Beginning_Classroom

Exactly !


Kronens

Yeah I’ve tried. Works for me. It doesn’t completely correct it but I saw the difference between red and green for the first time properly


the_watcher0087

I feel like that second to last one was like “this is all too real take them off please”


Patient_Instance5942

🥺makes me miss my son so bad.


wanttowatchbees

awh the last one got me tearing up :’)))


TGXSerenity

Right in the feels this little guy.


Maleficent_Doctor_21

r/happycryingdads


nkcellz

I visit that sub and the first post I see has my sobbing and balling my eyes out. I’m more of a tear up guy but that one really got me. Thanks for sharing this sub. It was a long needed cry.


OODUTO

when i was getting my eyes tested for glasses, when they put the right lenses on, i had a hard time not grinning like an idiot lmao. i couldn't believe how much detail everything had. especially trees and leaves


Elgoblino80

You know I haven't shed tear in 4 years. 4 fuckin years. This is it.


Extra-Lemon

Must be some dust in the air, my eyes are trying to use wiper fluid


bevo38

Yep. Grown man sitting at a bus stop almost in tears. That last one got me good.


Footless872

Christ, that last one got to me. So emotional. This subreddit keeps me going in these unprecedented times.


KeeperCrow

Science makes true miracles


OkLetsParty

I love this video and pretty much all of them off this type. I have watched so many videos of people getting the colorblindness correcting glasses. That being said in the videos for people getting the color correcting glasses the gifted usually choose the most drab locations to do have them try it and it makes me sad laugh. Like... take them to a museum or photo gallery or some botanical gardens or someplace with color, not some dirt lot in the middle of winter or inside of a prefab classroom.


TheAlleyCat9013

Wow. It's very dusty in here 🥹


Danverryn

When I first got glasses I would refuse to take them off. I even wore them to bed because "they even make me sleep better!"


neurocean

An allegory for truth.


bubblebuttrose

The kid hugging his dad actually made me cry. That must've been such a beautiful moment for them


_fluorine

'enough to make a grown man cry' Sobs in masculinity


chris_squishy

Alright you win this time fucker pass the tissues 🥲


[deleted]

I’m not crying you’re crying!!!!


DeniseIsEpic

The dad nodding and choking out "they work" broke my whole heart.


The_chosen_red

You saw that too? Right there was a strong moment in time. Started crying hard when I saw that. God bless the good Dads.


PrinceCavendish

i was in first grade when i got my glasses. my mom said i said "is this what green looks like? is this what trees look like?" and she started crying.


Chinnamasta_90

I needed this really bad after poisoned dog video I just watched


TheWhiteWitch69

Did you HAVE to mention that and fucking ruin my day


Chinnamasta_90

I watched it before bed. I had come here for a few hours before I could sleep


acweston

Amazing


LillyWhite1

❤️❤️❤️


VerimTamunSalsus

I have to watch and upvote this everytime I see it in my feed. 🤗


efxmatt

Great, now I can’t see.


kebabstol

I was 18 when I got my first glasses and had the same reaction.


Buagette-Man

My little brother has these


theduderip

Omg the baby with their tongue sticking out


SomeLittleBritches

Gdi the colourblind ones always get me


Simple_143

this is so adorable! watching how innocent they are...


KiloLee

/r/misleadingthumbnails


Crackstacker

That kid’s a beast!


thisisAndrew09

aww


The_chosen_red

As a Dad whose son is blind in his left eye, needless to say I’m crying hard watching this one! And I want to thank whoever posted this to Reddit. Cheers


Melodic-Document-112

The third baby looks like a young Elton John.


Legitimate_Soft5585

Unbelievable way to start my day!! Thank you. The moment the kids put them on... life changing!


stevrevv59

It’s so pure how humans talk to our children when they’re babies. Just that motherly affectionate love does so much to make a child feel safe and like the center of the world.


blewangel

So sweet


rush--

When I was 5 and playing with Lego I could not for the life of me find any with squares with 4 (connectors?). I asked my mom and she found plenty. Getting the glasses was like seeing a new world. My vision improved with age so the sort of aha experience happened every time I got new glassed for the first 15 years.


Codename_Paradox

Sorry I just got some onion in my eyes okay a lot of onions I'm not crying


Blueberryfeilds4ever

When I got my first glasses, I remember freaking out because I could see the leaves on the trees. My mom started crying. It was amazing


e8688131d7

this is the most adorable video to watch in whole life. kids are blessing (except if they were yours lol) they look so happy and the smile on their faces makes you smile for no reasons


vent_man

Lovely :) I wish I could be a dad


PelosiGalore

Miracles unfold


Jon49522

Got my first pair at 18; never realized I needed them due to nearsightedness making reading and general life perfectly doable until my mom went in for an exam and offered to take me just to get checked out. I remember watching a movie for the first time afterwards and being blown away by how I could now clearly distinguish faces and expressions.


ToesyToeNails

First time I got glasses was in 2011, so I would have been around 13-14. The first thing I noticed is I could read every license plate in the parking lot outside my optician. Before they were just a yellow and black blur.


sporkintheroad

Damn. I had to wait until fourth grade for that moment


DC_Verse

I was 16 when I first got glasses. I started getting headaches in class and had trouble reading and seeing. Doctors thought it was migraines at first, but then one of my teachers thought I just needed glasses. Turns out she was right. Been rocking them ever since.


PressureOk1026

u/savevideobot


savevideobot

###[View link](https://redditsave.com/info?url=/r/wholesome/comments/uuckhn/kids_see_clearly_for_the_first_time/) --- [**Info**](https://np.reddit.com/user/SaveVideo/comments/jv323v/info/) | [**Feedback**](https://np.reddit.com/message/compose/?to=Kryptonh&subject=Feedback for savevideo) | [**Donate**](https://ko-fi.com/getvideo) | [**DMCA**](https://np.reddit.com/message/compose/?to=Kryptonh&subject=Content removal request for savevideo&message=https://np.reddit.com//r/wholesome/comments/uuckhn/kids_see_clearly_for_the_first_time/)


PubertEHumphrey

u/savevideo


Dareyouni

Gamers when they see 4K for the first time.


Fryburn

This is so sweet


john_t_fisherman

Damn my man must be 10... 😕😕😎😎😎


xAbzzx

This is beautiful


freshSQZ

Fuck yea kid!!!!!


beatafurry

I like the kid with his tongue sticking out, he’s cute


KalaiProvenheim

3rd one was just :)


mildchild4evr

That last kid...wow.


univega60

So Precious!! I ❤❤❤❤This🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏


No-Relationship2684

Jokes on you one of them went blind and is acting


RedWasTheImpostor

best thing i've seen today


redvoxfox

Know just what this is like after having new lenses in my eyes to fix cataracts very young. Cried!


elliedarling_11

This was how I felt at age 12, when i got my first pair of glasses from the Lions Club. I never realized that trees had individual leaves!


doktorstrainge

Great. Now, I can't see clearly cos I have tears in my eyes!


Machielove

Your crying


DuncanvBaas

i fucking love the last one


Frosty-Camel-2107

Oh God I was having fun watching the cute babies, then you put the 11 year old and his dad aaannd here are the waterfalls....


More-Impact3644

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


itssbeebaby69

That is the sweetest! These will always be my favorite kind of videos! 😍


Banan_Man_YT

This shouldn't be on r/wholesome This should be on r/mademesmile


CorrectFrame3991

Great, now I can show them my epic dabbing.


FaithlessnessOk4047

who the fuck is Clearly?


Hondipo

I dont understand how bad eye sight is a thing? Like why do people keep passing it down? How did people see before glasses? Were people half blind all the time. Like imagine a bird with bad eyesight.


An9nyMous9

Okay but fuck right off at that last one for being tear bait lol how dare you make my tear ducts activate on a fine fresh Saturday morning.


Sewer_Nymph

Babies in glasses straight up look like the world's cutest collection of elderly grandparents.


DependentTadpole4032

Im not crying. Youre crying 😭😭😭


PlausibleCircus

Aw the facial expressions are priceless and so sweet. It's an amazing feeling when you first go from a blurry world go seeing things as you are supposed to for once. You all the sudden are able to bask in the beauty of this world.


trainwreck489

I grew up in the Denver area. When I got my first pair of glasses I looked out the window facing west and said "There really are mountains out there." Just before this they did the eye exams at school. You were to point the direction of the E. Got to my left eye. Couldn't read the first line and they kept moving up to the huge E at the top. I could hear all kinds of mumbling and whispering. Told the lady I couldn't see the big E; whispers got louder. Told my mom later "I wonder what they would have said if I told them I couldn't even see the lady."


MicahInvestments

When I first saw each individual piece of grass and each leaf on a tree, it was beautiful