Want to add some sparkle to your eyes? Even if it costs $15,000? The latest trend in beauty right now is custom-made, gold-plated contact lenses with diamonds, a new “jewelry” line developed by Shekhar Eye Research.
Creator Chandrashekhar Chawan found his inspiration for his sparkly contact lenses from none other than dentistry. Chawan’s wife who had diamonds planted on her teeth at her last dentist visit, realized that people loved jewels anywhere and everywhere.
The lenses are created using Chandra Boston Scleral lenses, generally used to treat eye illnesses, to hold the jewelry to part of the lenses so it does not touch the cornea. Chawan claims the method is “very safe,” but experts are warning that the use of medical lenses for vanity is a cause for concern.
Apparently Boston Scleral lenses are only prescribed for people with severe eye disease who have no other option. The lens itself is described cumbersome and bulky, and has to be filled with saline solution. People with a severe eye disorder or condition are forced to tolerate these lenses.
But Chawan sees no harm, while acknowledging that the sparkly lenses are a luxury – not a necessity – for those who want to “show off” and attract attention.
How soon will you be sporting the new trend? Do you think it’s something that will catch on or are these lenses just not safe?