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Diamond and Gold Contact Lenses

Looking for some holiday bling that'll make your swimwear sparkle? Got a spare £9,800 or so? Look no further! Based on the assumption that diamonds are a girl's best friend, Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan of Shekhar Eye Research Centre in Mumbai and designer Sanjay Shah have developed the ultimate in eye wear bling - gold contact lenses encrusted with 18 diamonds. The lenses sit between 6 and 9 mm away from the cornea, holding water between the lens and eye for comfort. A limited edition of just less than 4,000 pairs are being made and all profits will go towards the treatment of patients with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a skin disease that affects tear ducts, leading to loss of sight. Could diamond lenses become the next jet-set must-have? They say it-bags are out, maybe this is the status symbol of tomorrow. Watch this space ... !

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