Creative Dad Makes the Most of Daughter's Eye Patch

ByCatey Condit
Published
Dec 2014
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Photo: Reddit

All eyes on Layla!

Because the 10-month old was born with a small cataract in her right eye, she has to wear an eye patch for two hours a day to encourage vision development. Understandably, she’s not too thrilled about it. So dad Geof Grubb  took a creative approach to make the whole experience a little bit more fun.

Layla gets to flaunt Super Mario characters…

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Spiderman’s eye…

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Even Rudolph for the holidays.

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Admittedly, these aren’t artistically-advanced designs. But Grubb isn’t an artist; he’s a chemical engineer turned stay-at-home dad.  Still, the photos were definitely adorable enough to share. “I put it on Reddit because I thought the pictures were pretty cute,” Grubb tells The Bump. “Once it caught on, I got to hear a lot of stories from other patchers and parents who have done similar things for their children. I had no idea it was so common!”

And how does Grubb come up with his designs? “My inspiration is mostly pop culture things that I think will be funny or cute. My family gives me ideas, too,” he says. Since doctors think Layla will probably need the eye patches until age 5, Grubb says she’ll get to have some say in the creative process when she’s older.

Photo: Reddit

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