Friday, November 11, 2011

Real Diamond Contact Lens Jewelry

By on Friday, November 11, 2011 6 Comments

Quite a while ago I wrote about Swarovski embellished contact lenses for that extra twinkle.  But there are also real diamond versions for those with a spare $15,000.



The exclusive and limited edition custom made La Ser Eye jewelry collection was created by an Indian eye doctor, Chandrashekhar Chawan of Shekhar Eye Research. The proceeds from the sale of these contact lenses will benefit poor patients who suffer from Stevens-Johnson syndrome and who are being treated at the center. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a skin disorder which can also affect the eyes.

The 18 diamonds for each lens are studded around 18K gold plated rings which are in turn attached to Boston Scleral lenses such that they don't touch the cornea at all.  These special lenses are really used for treating certain eye disorders


All that sparkle may well attract bling lovers. But according to another eye doctor, these medical lenses are apparently cumbersome to wear and have to be filled with saline solution before insertion onto the eye.

People with eye disease have no choice but to wear them. Those with healthy eyes will be doing it out of pure vanity and with less concern about the hazards of putting foreign objects into their eyes.

The general response to the contact lenses has been mixed. Some, like the Bollywood crowd, warmed up to the idea.  Others considered it somewhat creepy and android-like.

Does Lady Gaga know about them?

Check out  this video report about the real diamond and gold contact lens.



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6 comments:

  1. Oh gosh!!! Those would certainly make your blue eyes....flash!!! Guess people wouldn't notice the wrinkles as much....hmmm$15,000 huh?
    Carol
    DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  2. It must be nice to have $15K spare to throw away on something like this!

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  3. Can't imagine actually putting those in my eyes. I've been wearing contacts for years, and I think those would be very uncomfortable. Shiny and flashy though. :D

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  4. Gives new meaning to "putting a sparkle in one's eyes".

    At $15 grand I doubt that they'd be areally big seller, but then maybe the good doctor Chawan figures it only takes one or two sales to help provide treatment for an awful lot of people suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome?

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  5. Well if the Bollywood crowd buys into the idea, a heck of lot of poor sufferers will be helped.

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