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How One Dad Takes His Daughter's Eye Patch From Meh to Masterpiece

Layla Grubb is an 18-month-old whose ordinary medical accessory has¬†a remarkable twist. The toddler¬†wears an eye patch for a small cataract in her left eye, so her dad, Geof Grubb,¬†puts his artistic side to use and decorates her patch each day, he told the “Today” show.

Did we just become best friends? #carebearstare #goodluckbear #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Layla¬†wears a patch for two hours a¬†day to strengthen her vision,¬†her dad wrote on his Reddit account. She’s worn the patch since she was 10 months old, and her vision is developing well.

Grubb¬†draws colorful cartoons, like¬†Cookie Monster¬†and¬†Pokemon, and recognizes holidays¬†like¬†St. Patrick’s Day and¬†Earth Day. While most patches get thrown out at the end of the day, Grubb archives¬†Layla’s daily patch on his Instagram account, which has more than 7,000 followers.

We try to keep [the patch]¬†part of her regular routine so it bothers her less,” Grubb told Mashable.¬†“After all these months, most days she doesn’t even notice it.”

You can see the rest of Layla’s Patches here. Check out some of our favorites below:

Who you gonna call? #ghostbusters #girlpower #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Happy Fathers' Day! #fathersday #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Turtles are friends, not food #cannibal #squirt #findingnemo #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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This wee Wonder Woman @eyepowerkids #wonderwoman #dccomics #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Getting her LEGO on! #lego #duplo #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Blech! Dog germs! #snoopy #peanuts #charliebrown #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Layla and Hobbes! #calvinandhobbes #hobbes #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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Happy Star Wars Day! #Maythe4thbewithyou #princessleia #padawan #laylaspatches #eyepatch

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