With the rage of all the new cosmetic surgery, women and men who were tired of temporarily changing their eyes with contact lenses discovered a procedure that can permanently change your eye color. Brightocular is a technique that Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris first introduced to the hip hop world in her Instagram post after she went to South Africa for the procedure. Now her 18 year-old daughter Zonnique is also rumored to have had the procedure done and posted new pics on her Instagram page as well, but is it safe and what are the long-term effects?
Here’s what we found on their website:
WHAT IS BRIGHTOCULAR?
BrightOcular is a United States developed artificial iris implant made of a thin, flexible, biocompatible, colored medical grade silicone which has been developed to alter iris appearance for medical and cosmetic purposes.
The intraocular implant is used to treat or alleviate cases of heterochromia, ocular albinism, and other iris-related abnormalities by protecting the eyes from the harmful effects of sunlight in patients who suffer from high levels of photosensitivity.
The United States patent approved artificial iris implant covers up iris defects such as coloboma, aniridia, severe iris atrophies, iridoschisis, and also allows for the change in eye color for cosmetic reasons.
We aren’t exactly sure of what the long-term affects are with this procedure, but here’s what Tiny had to say about her experience:
“They go into the eye and they make a little slit,” she explained. “They take an implant and it’s folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye. They told me that the procedure was going to be quick, five to 10 minutes an eye,” she said. “They woke me up. It was very blurry, then it kind of fades in. I looked into the mirror and I was like, ‘They are amazing,’” she said. “I love them.”
Only time will tell!