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  • - As far as my eyes go, I feel like people

  • don't really pay them any mind.

  • - I've never gotten any compliments on my eyes.

  • - I always feel invisible with my blue eyes.

  • I feel really clear looking.

  • (logo whooshes) (hinge squeaks)

  • - I've totally wanted to try blue eyes.

  • Playing with color is always cool.

  • - Growing up in the South, like having light skin,

  • light eyes is very celebrated

  • so growing up, I always wanted to have light eyes.

  • - I'm the only one in my family that has blue eyes.

  • I have six siblings.

  • I always wanted brown eyes just 'cause everybody else

  • in my family has them.

  • - Today what we're going to do is change

  • the eye color of three different patients.

  • Now the fitting of contact lenses, whether they be

  • just purely for cosmetic purposes

  • or for the correction of vision,

  • it's still a medical device and one needs to be examined

  • by an eye doctor to be fit appropriately.

  • - I'm going to be trying blue eyes.

  • - I'm going to be trying out green eyes.

  • - And I'm going to be trying brown eyes.

  • - So Kane, we've got both lenses in now.

  • (Kane sighs heavily) Check it out.

  • - [Kane] Whoa!

  • - Oh my geez!

  • - [Kuwilileni] Whoa!

  • - It feels like I put someone's eyeball into my head.

  • - Who am I?

  • - I expected to hate this, but actually kind of love it.

  • - I feel like the reaction is going to be positive

  • because it's such a cool thing to change.

  • - I am a little bit nervous about wearing colored contacts

  • 'cause I'm worried that people will think

  • that I don't think that my own brown eyes,

  • as they are, are beautiful enough.

  • - I assume people will notice that something

  • on my face is darker.

  • The guy who helped me put the lenses in was like,

  • "You look like a completely different person."

  • I do look like the rest of my family.

  • - I feel just like augmenting one part of my body

  • has made me feel like more beautiful.

  • I think I'm going to become really vain,

  • like even now I'm like, "Hey, girl."

  • - I look less like a cyborg today and more like a cat.

  • - So I just put 'em in for the second time.

  • I feel like I've acclimated to them

  • and they just look like my normal eyes but they kinda hurt.

  • I don't understand how people do this every morning.

  • - I feel like a lot bolder.

  • I like being another person.

  • I feel like people look at me different.

  • - Whoa, you look like a demon. (whimsical instrumental music)

  • - I don't know what my boyfriend will feel,

  • like will he dump me?

  • I don't know, we'll see.

  • - Whoa.

  • I'm very used to you with the blue eyes.

  • I don't know, they're like piercing.

  • - Say some people some time to get used to it but,

  • yeah, I totally dig it.

  • - You look like a mutant from X-Men.

  • - They're entrancing, I'm entranced.

  • - I think it's going to be weird for my boyfriend.

  • - Is this a trick?

  • - [Kane] Do you notice something different?

  • My eyes?

  • - Uh-huh, yeah, your eyes are different.

  • Ah, nu-uh! (laughs)

  • Are they blue?

  • - [Kane] Yeah. (laughs)

  • - Oh my gosh!

  • - One of the things I've noticed about wearing them

  • is I'm always wondering if people are going to notice.

  • - They kind of fit.

  • - They're like brighter, it like hits you in the face.

  • - Ah, gotcha!

  • Going in the trash!

  • Bye, no more contacts.

  • I enjoyed the experience a lot,

  • of just seeing what I would look like

  • but it was a lot of torture to get there.

  • - I was shocked when I put them in

  • that I actually liked them.

  • I was apprehensive because having come into myself

  • and really celebrating and loving myself,

  • I was afraid society would think that I was trying

  • to hide my African heritage.

  • - It totally made my dreams come true.

  • Do I look like a part of my family now?

  • I think they're like, "Finally."

  • - One of the most powerful lessons I've learned in life

  • is living your body as it is, as it changes, as it grows,

  • like loving it for what it is.

  • - And once I died, the mortician will be like,

  • "Oh, this is weird," like,

  • (hacks)

  • "This 90-year-old woman has contacts in." (chuckles)

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