Grimes' Claims About Surgically Removing the Colour Blue from Her Vision Debunked by Science
Published Jul 18, 2019The other day, Grimes let us in on her pretty over-the-top workout regime, listing out a bizarre array of routines that included surgically removing the colour blue from her vision. Now, in case you took her too seriously — or don't understand the concept of sarcasm — some real eye care professionals have stepped in to debunk her vision claims.
In Grimes' post for Stella McCartney's new Adidas line, the Canadian artist born Claire Boucher wrote, "I have also eliminated all blue light from my vision through an experimental surgery that removes the top film of my eyeball and replaces it with an orange ultra-flex polymer that my friend and I made in the lab this past winter as a means to cure seasonal depression."
Amazingly, Salon has now spoken to not one but two scientists about the claims, with both debunking it all (of course).
Rahul Khurana, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said: "There is no legitimate eye surgery available to eliminate blue light, nor a reason to eliminate all blue light."
Meanwhile, a cornea researcher at a major university (who declined to be named) added the following: "There's decades worth of work trying to come up with a superficially placed contact lens replacement. They've all failed, because a material placed in the superficial cornea ultimately starves the underlying cells of nutrients and oxygen leading to corneal haze or scarring and vision loss."
Now, if only someone would look into Grimes' claims she can "'astro-glide' to other dimensions — past, present, and future."