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Are there any eye procedures that can be performed to change my eye color?

In short, no. The eye color is determined by the iris in the interior of the eye. The iris is a fragile tissue which reacts strongly if disturbed. There is no known way to alter its color without doing substantial damage. You could consider colored contact lenses which are available in a variety of colors and can enhance your natural color or change it altogether. See an Eye M.D. for a prescription—and only buy from retailers who require a prescription.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Apr 14, 2014

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