Layla is only a year old, so it's not fair that she has to worry about cataracts already. Every day, she has to wear an eye patch for a couple of hours on her left eye to strengthen the sight in her right.
For a young, impressionable kid, that’s the kind of thing that’ll leave you feeling different, inferior, alienated.
But her dad Geoffrey is having none of that.
He customizes her eye patches, drawing from pop culture, geek culture, and kid culture.
From the Apple logo
to Guardians of the Galaxy’s beloved “dancing baby Groot”
From this throwback 90’s homage to Babs Bunny
To the enduringly popular Maggie Simpson
Sometimes Layla makes her own requests. On the day the following picture was taken, she was evidently on a googly eyes kick.
Other times, the eye patches are coordinated with props, like crochet Hobbes here
Or the One Ring To Rule Them All.
Er, Layla’s eyeing the One Ring a bit too intensely. Dad may want to intervene soon before we have a baby Gollum situation on our hands.
Other times, the eye patches are coordinated with particular outfits. As if the eyepatches alone weren’t cool enough.
Here we have Teenage Mutant Ninja Layla
Marty McFly and the Delorean
Princess Leia, anyone?
Wonder woman day was not a good day.
Layla even gets in with social media, with this notorious emoji
Layla will have to use eye patches on and off until she’s around 4 years old, but if Dad keeps up his arty hobby, we reckon she won’t mind too much. Time flies when you’re (wearing) fun.