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A friend of mine is boiling water and adding a bit of honey to them and using this as eyedrops to "lighten" her eyes. Is it healthy? Is it dangerous? Does it even work? I'm concerned she could really hurt herself doing this.

Using honey to change eye color is an urban myth. Your iris, a structure that is in the center of the eyeball, determines the eye color; not any substance placed on the surface of the eye.

Introducing foreign substances may expose the eye to irritating and harmful materials that could be potentially disastrous. A safer way to change eye color is with colored contact lenses approved by an ophthalmologist.

Answered by: Omar R. Chaudhary, MD Dr. Omar R. Chaudhary

Categories: General Eye Health, Eye Infections

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