How important is eye color to you? Well one woman from England thought it was so important, she almost risked her eyesight.

After reading about a surgery in Panama that could turn her brown eyes blue, Shenise Farrell booked a ticket down to Central America. The procedure–which is not licensed in Europe–inserts a colored lens inside the eye. Following the quick and painful surgery, Farrell’s vision remained blurry for days, and her sensitivity to light only increased. She finally went to the hospital, and doctors determined her eyesight was so poor she could have registered as blind. At that point, they removed the lens and implants.

I can’t imagine going through these lengths just for beauty, but then again, these stories happen all the time.

3 Responses

  1. Suzy

    When we are born, do we even know what color our eyes are? No. Do we care? No. So, at some point in our lives there is some outside pressure, some outside source that somehow convinces us that we are not good enough the way we are (I’m only talking about eye-color, for now, but this could apply to a LOT more issues!) It’s really a shame that society — media, men, magazines, other women, whatever — does not allow us to accept ourselves the way we are — to the point that this woman went to these lengths to do this to herself. Puts a whole new spin on the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”


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