Wait What? Turn Your Brown Eyes Into Blue Permanently

The time of buying colored contacts is over, doctors can now change you eye color forever. A new, non- invasive treatment of California-based company Stroma Medical is using melanin targeting laser technology to break down pigment on the outer layers of the iris for permanently blue eyes. Read the entire article here.


According to Stroma’s website the procedure, which isn’t yet FDA- approved, only takes about 20 seconds and reveals the full-color change within four weeks.

As a happy brown eyed girl, I’m a bit surprised and uncomfortable by this news and worried about the effects and safety in the long-term! What’s is wrong with brown eyes in the first place?Would you be tempted to change your eye color permanently? Let us know in the comments below.


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  • http://aprylshowers.co.uk Apryl

    Hmm, interesting post!
    I’m on your side with the uncomfortable feelings!
    On one hand I think fair enough, if that’s what makes you happy then go for it – people are able to change all sorts of parts of their body these days, why not add your eye colour to the mix. On the other hand, unlike everything else that you CAN change, your eyes are the one thing that makes you, you, right? Wouldn’t you want to keep a small part of you the same as the day you were born?
    (and by ‘you’ I obviously don’t mean you personally! ha!)

    Lovely blog!

  • http://www.lovelaughslipstick.com N / Lovelaughslipstick blog

    I have to say – the fact that people are now doing this procedure freaks me waaaay out. I have brown eyes and although I sometimes wish I had blue eyes or am envious of those who do, I also wouldn’t change them for the world as they’re what makes me, me. I agree that people should be able to have whatever surgery they want and whatever makes you feel beautiful – do it, but this just seems a bit much. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Great post though chick, definitely stirred up some emotions in me! xx

  • http://www.simplygemmalouise.co.uk Gemma

    It was only a matter of time before being able to permanently change your eye colour became an actual thing! I’m intrigued and I love blue eyes, I especially think blue eyes look pretty with brunette coloured hair, but as a brunette/hazel coloured eyes girl myself, I don’t think I’d want to change the eye colour that I was born with and meant to have! Although if its makes someone else happy then it’s definitely interesting!

  • http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/ marie

    interesting post ! scary at the same time to think what they can do, but I love my brown eyes and they are here to stay :)

  • http://Www.wildinthecountryblog.blogspot.com Louise

    I don’t think this is right at all. Whatever happened to being content with what nature gave you?

  • Sarah Vaughan

    This is going to sound so petty, but with my Scandinavian heritage and super pale skin, my blue eyes are my only natural asset. I don’t know how I feel about just anyone being able to walk around with beautiful blue eyes! Haha. But in all honesty, whatever floats your boat as they say.

  • http://emilynmax.blogspot.com Emily Nunn

    I’m also with you guys with the uncomfortable feelings. However, people can change almost anything about themselves these days, your nose, sex, waists, the list seems endless. It was only a matter of time before this technology was developed, and I’m sure it’ll be in demand as well.

  • http://thedailymark.com.au Madeleine | The Daily Mark

    Wow that’s crazy, but I suppose no different to breast augmentation or other permanent body changes, to each their own. I personally have mutant green eyes and couldn’t dream of anything else! x
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  • Simone

    Well that’s kind of drastic to me.
    And only to blue??
    I’m from Denmark, so much of the people have blue eyes here.

    I would love to have brown eyes.. Wanted it for years. But I wouldn’t go for a permanent change.

  • http://www.cosmiccloudcadet.com Kristien

    Hm, I feel this is kind of drastic. I too am a brown-eyed girl and have wanted blue or green eyes when I was younger. Eventually I got over it and learned to love that part of myself. I think this type of body modification is a bit more drastic than (other) plastic surgery. Things like having virtually no breasts or having a disproportionate nose can cause psychological damage because of (childhood) bullying, so I can understand why someone would want to change that part of their body (not that I think they should) but I don’t really see a reason to permanently change your eye color.
    Ah, either way, if this will make someone happier, all the better for them that it is possible :)

  • http://www.buttonmefancy.blogspot.com Zeenat

    Omg! I can’t believe this is real! I did a high school project where we had to present an invention. At the time I was totally obssessed with blue eyes and I designed a machine that could change eye colour! Never in a million years thought it would ever happen! Haha! I’m a happy brown eyed girl now :) wouldn’t change it!

  • smith

    I’ve always wanted the same eye color as my father. His change from green to blue and gold. He use to have dark brown eyes but one day they weren’t brown anymore. if it wont happen naturally for me i wouldn’t mind forcing the change. However hopefully this is a safe for people to do if they want too.

  • SM

    @Sarah Vaughan: “I don’t know how I feel about just anyone being able to walk around with beautiful blue eyes!”

    My my, aren’t we the precious one. Superiority complex much?

  • http://www.alittletwistof.blogspot.co.uk Meg Siobhan

    If someone is THAT unhappy with brown eyes (I don’t see why they would be, as I think mine are pretty damn awesome), then it’s cool to be able to do that. I’d be scared with having ANYTHING done to my eyes though. I’ll continue rocking glasses because I don’t think I could have laser surgery to correct my vision either…

  • http://www.miss-lucia.blogspot.com Lucy

    I happen to think brown eyes are as equally beautiful as blue eyes and pretty happy about my brown eyes. I think girls (and guys) should be happy about who they originally are because everyone is unique. What if one day everyone gets a surgery to have blue eyes then brown eyes person becomes rare and desirable? lol

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