A doctor in California is claiming that he developed a new laser technology that can permanently change eye color from brown to blue, according to the Washington Post. Dr. Gregg Homer of Stroma Medical says a 20-second procedure that removes melanin that will lighten eye color without affecting a patient’s eyesight. Is a new  form of technology like this neccessary?

A question of vanity comes into play. It is no different than any other cosmetic surgery used to enhance, decrease or tighten various parts of our bodies. It is widely known that ligther eyes is a trait more common in White men and women. African Americans give each other enough flack about trying to change our physical features to look more European (hair, nose, skin lightening creams), but is this a bit too far?

Homer tells KTLA,

“all brown-eyed people have blue pigment in their irises too — and a quick session under a specially-tuned laser can destroy the melanin in the eye, with the change occurring gradually over two weeks. The procedure can not change blue eyes to brown.”

This raises the next question about if this is really considered enhancement surgery since we already have the pigmentation in our eyes? This procedure reminds me of an episode of “The Doctors” (yes, i love that show) that focused on procedures used to diminish unique ethnic characteristics. One segement spoke about a new fad amongst Asians who were having surgery to open up their slanted eyes. The women who had the surgery said they didn’t see this feature as something beautiful, but rather a defect that needed to be corrected.

We are living in a society where changing characteristics about yourself that are distinct to yourethnicity is widely supported. Being content with the way you were born is quickly becoming a rarity.

The majority of the world’s population are born with brown eyes rather than blue. Now there is an alternative to simply getting color contacts if your desire for a lighter eye pigmentation is that severe.

What do you think about this new procedure? Are you interested in having it done?

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  • lol why do people get so offended for this shit you know what im black, white, italian, mexican, and brazilian who gives a fuck?? people DESERVE TO DO WHAT THEY WANT??

  • Vlad Segu

    I would like to have the option to choose my eye color and I don’t think anybody should judge me for it. Don’t get me wrong, I have naturally blue eyes and I love them but what if I didn’t? I know I don’t have issues with my ethnicity but I don’t get why people have issues with those that do. That’s just their opinion. I swear, people that complain about them stuff are probably more tolerant of racists. I am white (Romanian descent) but I have kinky hair and I view that as a defect because I PERSONALLY don’t like the way it looks on me. It doesn’t matter if others have an influence on my opinion, it is ultimately my decision what I do or think about it. If you say, “be happy with whatever traits you have” that does not make sense to me because the reason why people want to change their eye color, their hair color, their hair texture, their eye shape, their nose width and shape, their skin tone/color, etc. is exactly because they are NOT and CAN NOT be happy with what that they see. Why is that so hard to understand? Why is it that people nowadays can understand that a gay person can’t be happy in the closet but somehow can’t understand that people can’t be happy with what YOU’RE trying to tell them they should be happy with. I understand that you’re trying to fight the social stigma that once was in place when you say that but today has changed. It’s not necessarily about race issues or whatnot. If you say brown eyes are beautiful, you better back that fact up and that’s going be hard to do when you everyone else is going crazy over blue eyes. Whether you want to admit it or not, people are trying to change themselves to have desirable traits. I’m not saying anyone with brown eyes is ugly because brown eyes suits some and doesn’t suit others but lets look at big noses. You hear about people getting nose jobs all the time but how many of those people do you think are going to pay money to have their nostrils surgically widened? Think about it.