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The search is on to help little Archie (3) find his missing glasses ahead of his eye surgery

The glasses are essential for his upcoming surgery


Can you help Archie find his missing glasses?

Can you help Archie find his missing glasses?

Little Archie (3)

Little Archie (3)


Can you help Archie find his missing glasses?

JK Rowling and Marian Keyes have called on people to help with the search for Archie's missing glasses.

Dublin toddler Archie, who has Down Syndrome and very bad eyesight, is due to have corrective eye surgery on Thursday to prevent his sight from getting much worse.

The three-year-old was diagnosed with a condition called ocular tilt, which affects his sight and motor skills.

On a day out with his grandmother on Tuesday, the three-year-old mislaid his glasses.

Speaking to the Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1, his mother Nicola said the glasses are an essential part of his surgery tomorrow.

"He had the condition since he was 10-months-old but doctors just diagnosed it in November.


Little Archie (3)

Little Archie (3)

Little Archie (3)

"They don't normally operate on [someone so young] but since February [doctors] have noticed a significant deterioration in his condition.

"If he doesn't [undergo] surgery tomorrow, his brain will switch off and he won't use his eyes," she said.

She explained that the glasses are an important part of his surgery as doctors need to measure the little boy's sight with and without his specially prescribed glasses.

It will take another four weeks to replace the missing pair.

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Nicola said that Archie had been out with his grandmother yesterday for their "Tuesday trip to St Stephen's Green Park" when he lost his glasses.

They were mislaid somewhere between Rutland Street, Kevin Street, Cork Street and the St Stephen's Green area in Dublin.

Nicola said that the grandmother is "heartbroken" because she can't remember where she saw them last.

"When I ask Archie he said 'Archie throw" and he said "Nana bold" so poor nana is getting the blame," she said.

Friends of the family have shared a photo of Archie with his glasses (red frame with blue arms) on Twitter and asked people to help with the search.

The tweet was shared by Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Marian Keyes.

Nicola confirmed that the surgery will go ahead with or without the glasses.

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