Glittering bracelets and necklaces apparently aren’t glam enough for everyone. Because in a new procedure ripped straight from “Black Mirror,” one New York doctor is offering patients surgically implanted ocular jewelry. Allegedly, the procedure takes five minutes to complete and is pain-free. I’m an advocate for modern medicine. But no gem in the world could ever make the idea of knifing my eyeball seem like a good idea. And just because you have enough for exclusive cosmetic procedures, it doesn’t mean you should splash serious cash for every new trend. I’m looking at you, vampire facials.
Developed in the early 2000s, extraocular implants pioneered by the surgeons at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery made wearable eyeball jewelry available to the public. Marketed as “JewelEye,” patients can choose to have any shape that they desire manufacture and implanted into their eye.