From Brown Eyes to Blue… the newest technology

Time for a crazy new fashion (or fashion like) trend that is starting to get a lot of press… especially in Asia.  Dr. Gregg Homer from Laguna Beach, California has spent the last ten years working on a way to permanently change eye color… well more specifically, permanently change brown eyes to blue (without damaging vision).  WHAT! you say?

Here’s the deal:

This is made possible because brown-eyed people have blue eyes underneath a layer of brown pigment (who knew?). The procedure, when perfected, will take about 20 seconds. A “freaking laser beam” will absorb the brown pigment from the surface of the iris leaving your eyes blue (what shade of blue is unknown but is critical for wardrobing).  Dr. Homer warns: the brown tissue will never regenerate….so once you go blue, you can never go back…unless of course you get contacts, but that seems redundant.   This can be done for about $5000 (Dr G. estimates)…so the price of a couple nice hand bags.  Ah eyeballs, 2012′s hottest accessory?

Dr Homer was quoted saying:

“The eyes are the windows to the soul,” . “A blue eye is not opaque, you can see deeply into it, and a brown eye is very opaque. I think there is something very meaningful about this idea of having open windows to the soul.”