For your eyes only - Patented gold, silver & diamond contact lenses

WION Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 19, 2019, 06.36 PM(IST) Written By: Pragya Jha

Models display gold, diamond contact lenses. (Image courtesy: Dr Chandrashekhar Chawan) Photograph:( Others )

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Dr Chandrashekhar Chawan has received a patent for the gold, silver, diamond lenses. And he has been selling these abroad as well.

While fashion has no bounds, a Mumbai-based optometrist is making contact lenses out of pure gold, silver and diamond. The never seen before trend comes at an exorbitant price but the glitterati of Mumbai are eager to sport dazzling gold eyes.

Dr Chandrashekhar Chawan has received a patent for the gold, silver, diamond lenses. And he has been selling these abroad as well.

He filed for the patent from India. So, he is the only one who introduced the lenses to India and overseas. 

Customers have so far haven't complained of any discomfort as the gold does not touch the sensitive eye tissue.

Dr Chawan also makes designer lenses for Bollywood movies.

Mrunal Gaikwad, a model based out of Mumbai said, "I have been using the gold contact lenses for four years and I love how they look on me, without any safety issues."

India is the world's second-biggest consumer of gold. Be it for weddings or investment, the golden metal is an invaluable commodity for millions of people in Asia's third-largest economy. 

While many have adapted gold in the form of jewellery, clothing to even tooth implants, fashionistas in Mumbai are taking it a notch higher.

The latest to pick trend are gold plated, diamond studded contact lenses. 

Dr Chawan has invented these gold plated contact lenses that use a very minimum amount of gold nanoparticles of 24 carats in a specialised paste form and is surface coated on soft lenses with an extra layer of ''Tetrafilcon A'' to set it together.

Prices for these sparkling contact lenses go up to $11,000. 

"Indians love gold tremendously and on every social occasion, they wear gold jewellery. I wanted to put the glitter of gold in the eyes of India and so invented, Golden View. I believe this is a great fashion statement," said Dr Chawan. 

Customers can opt for gold, silver, diamond studs or even customize patterns to bring the desired sparkle to the eye.

For anybody who wears regular cosmetic contact lenses, these designer soft contacts can be the next big thing.