WATCH: Baby with rare sight defect finally sees his mother for the first time

Hearts of stone need not apply

Four-month-old Leopold Reppond suffers from a rare eyesight defect known as oculocutaneous albinism.

It is an inherited disorder characterised by a reduction or complete lack of melanin pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.

Earlier this month, doctors created a special pair of glasses for little Leopold, and his dad David recorded the first time he tried them on.

With his mother nearby, you can see Leopold's eyes adjusting to his new field of vision, but once he realises that he's seeing his Mum smiling in front of him... That smile...