“Our eye balm is the safest way to change your eye color because the product never comes in direct contact with your eyes. The active ingredient is absorbed through the skin and reaches your eyes without any risk of contamination or allergic reaction,” the product description on Amazon reads.
But eye experts said that it’s unlikely to work.
Dr. Andrea Tooley is an ophthalmology resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She explained to BuzzFeed News that eye color is determined by genetics. Your genes determine how much melanin is in the cells in your iris.
If you have a lot of melanin, that means your eyes are dark brown, while if you have very little, your eyes will be blue. Everything else is somewhere on a scale between the two extremes.
“There are some different ways that you can change your eye color if you have different diseases or you have a foreign body in your eye,” she said. “Those are all conditions that you don’t want to have.”