Sunday, 14 August 2011

Gold Plated, Diamond Encrusted Contact Lenses

Inspired by the diamonds planted on his wife's teeth, Chandrashekhar Chawan, an optometrist at India's Shekhar Eye Research Center, has created gold plated, diamond encrusted contact lenses that will bring 'that special twinkle in your eyes.' He uses Boston Scleral lenses to hold the jewelry in such a way that it doesn't touch the cornea, thus making the fashion accessory 'very safe.'

The lenses cost $15,000 a pair, and Chandrashekhar Chawan says all the proceedings will go toward treating patients suffering from Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a skin condition that can lead to loss of eyesight.

(via Nag on the Lake)

1 comment(s):

Rebecca said...

That's amazing but I'd probably get an eye infection even though it's safe.