Alice in Wonderland Morphs Her Colors


In a season all about transformation, Alice is one step ahead of the game. While flowers try to fight their way through the snow, branches bud, and sunsets change from cool to vibrant, Alice gives herself purple hair and brown eyes.

Hair change is easy: just dye it–or get a wig! But what about eyes? Fact: all people with brown eyes have blue underneath (all babies are born with blue eyes). Basically, in most people, the lighter color quickly becomes obscured by a thin layer of brown pigment which covers the front of the iris. Now, due to $5,000 laser surgery, this pigment CAN be removed, making once-dark eyes permanently blue.

Other methods, if you wish to have ice grey, emerald green, or even purple eyes, involve using contact lenses daily, or getting Brightocular, a $10,000 procedure currently only legal in a few countries, such as Tunisia. It involves having contact lenses inserted permanently, which can involve headaches, and other, even more serious side effects. Of course, if this procedure catches on, strangely colored eyes will cease to be exotic and become the norm–meaning in 2050, when 70%  of the population have silver or violet eyes, brown may become coveted again.

As controversy surrounds both eye color change methods–laser surgery might result in loss or impairment of vision–it may make more sense to transform yourself the old-fashioned, Lewis Carroll way: eat a mushroom and just pretend you have changed!

What color would you like YOUR eyes to be???

13 thoughts on “Alice in Wonderland Morphs Her Colors

  1. I have blue eyes and I want to keep them that color. Also wear contact lenses or glasses–legally blind without corrective lenses. I don’t understand spending that much $ and possibly jeopardizing your vision simply to have different color eyes.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Erica. I agree about not doing anything to jeopardize vision. But I have brown eyes, so if methods were 100% foolproof, I’d go for ice grey eyes, LOL!

  2. Contact lens wearer here (though increasingly I prefer glasses). They are prescription, but also make my eyes this crazy deep blue that has actually fooled people that they’re real! I’m scared to let any lasers near my eyes though, even if it would make it so that I’d have perfect vision.
    I totally remember when my sister was born and we were all like “Wow, she has blue eyes!” and it lasted for about a day, LOL.

  3. I always wanted hazel green eyes. Contacts won’t do that I don’t think and look fairly natural… plus I have toric lenses, so they may not even come in colors. I wear contacts and have for over half of my life, and I hate glasses, so I would go for it if it were an option. Great post!

  4. So many choices. Like sequined sparkles, or maybe just slivers of mirroring silver. Polka dots or stripes, leopard prints maybe?
    It could be fun–apart from that whole potentially going blind bit.

  5. Too tough to choose… I love my natural eyes but I would like to make them more aqua colored as opposed to the bluer tint of mine. My mom has green eyes so I thought a mix would be neat… I would like to make my eyes huge like a cartoon because I feel they are kinda small. That would be a crazy procedure!

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