Dr. Gregg Homer of Stroma Medical is developing the technology for a laser procedure that will turn brown eyes blue. He says a 20-second procedure that removes melanin, the pigment that gives brown eyes their color, will permanently make them blue without affecting a patient’s eyesight. The change occurs gradually over two weeks. The procedure can not change blue eyes to brown.
The majority of the world’s population has brown eyes, and the
number of blue-eyed people is decreasing in America.
The doctor says he expects to do another year of testing before
the technique becomes available outside of the United States in less
than two years, and within the United States in three. It is
estimated the procedure will cost $5,000.