The 67-year-old moderator showed off her fresh look during the "Hot Topics" segment. "I had an operation and they replaced the lens and the lens they replaced it with is kind of like my eyeglass lens," she said, adding that her vision has improved significantly in just weeks.
"Two weeks ago, when we had a show with the folks from Picard, I was trying to read the prompter without my actual glasses, and I couldn't do it," the Oscar-winning actress recalled. "So I ended up having to use [my glasses]."
Whoopi then encouraged viewers to talk with their doctors if they think they need the procedure. "This is something they've been doing for a while and people don't know about it," she stated. "Your insurance will cover it, though you have to pay for the lens yourself."
"If you have any issue with your eyes, I don't know if it works for everybody but I'm telling you I'm sitting here able to read this," Whoopi further noted, referring to a brochure in her hand. "If you're having any issues with your eyes, please go get them checked. The bionic times have arrived."
Whoopi went on to divulge that she only had surgery on one of her eyes. She then told the viewers, "I've been wearing glasses now for almost 28 years. If you're over 28, you know what I looked like before, when I was wearing sunglasses or cool glasses because they were cool... If you're under 28, you don't know that there was a time that I didn't have glasses, and now, this is what I look like! You know, it's not so bad."