Different Eye Colors

Different people have different eye colors.

                        

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Eyes are very important part of our body.But have you ever thought why people have different eye colors? Eye color is a polygenic trait and is determined by the amount and type of pigments in the eye’s iris.It is due to a dark brown pigment called Melanin ,produced in the iris of the eyes.

The genes for eye color decides the melanin amount and hence the color of the eye..So people with the lighter skin and hair have lower level of melanin and usually have lighter color of eyes.There is only three colors as classified that determine the outward appearance; brown, yellow, and blue.Number of genes controlling melanin decides the eye color also.Many babies have blue eyes at the of birth because at that time their body has not started to produce of melanin in their body.Their true color may not be revealed for several months.Its not necessary for a baby to have same eye color as that of his parents.

People often see temporarily change in the eye color of an adult.It can be due to the light reflections of clothes and different environmental colors around them.

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Broadly the color classification is

  • Amber: Amber color eyes are often confuse with Hazel.Although hazel eyes may contain a touch of amber or gold, they usually tend to comprise many other colors, including green, brown and orange.

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  • Blue: Blue eyes contain low amounts of melanin within the iris.

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  • Brown: This is the most dominant color in humans.Very dark brown eyes may tend to appear black as well. 

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  • Gray: These  color eyes have less melanin than blue eyes.
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  • Green: This color can be result of low to moderate amounts of melanin
  • Hazel: Hazel eyes often appear to shift in color from a light brown to a medium golden-dark green
  • Red: A very low amount of melanin is present in these kind of eyes.Only 20 cases have been reported in the whole world
  • Violet: This color can be the outcome of red and blue reflections.Some albinos have these color of eyes.
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  1. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 3:07 am

    That is an interesting article. I have two different coloured eyes, one hazel and one green. I wonder why that is. Good work.

    Christine


  2. Nadir Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Very interesting.


  3. CutestPrincess Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 10:47 am

    my eyes is brown… nice article… i learned a lot!


  4. kris miyasako Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Very informative and well presented.


  5. digitalmaya Says...

    On March 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Very in’sight’ful article! I have dark brown eyes ;)


  6. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On March 18, 2009 at 12:52 am

    interesting subjects. My eyes are dark brown.


  7. rajeev bhargava Says...

    On March 24, 2009 at 5:25 am

    i really liked reading this article on different eye colours. mines is dark brown. the photographs really enhanced it too. i learnt things from this that i never knew. thanks very much for sharing your knowledge. EXCELLENT WORK!!!


  8. ?????????? Says...

    On April 25, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Who cares about there eye color you should see mine it is blueviolot and green alltogether i have very beautiful eyes


  9. ??????????????????????????????? Says...

    On April 25, 2009 at 11:46 am

    im just playing all these different types of eye color just like mine are very interesting


  10. Ankush Says...

    On April 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    very interesting work.keep it up…


  11. Janelle Says...

    On April 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    This was really helpful I’m doing a research paper on differnt eye colors, and this helped a lot!


  12. lissa Says...

    On May 31, 2009 at 11:59 am

    oh.i don’t think those are actually all the eye colors do you guys know any more eye colors cause i will be a eye doctor


  13. lissa a.k.a.green grebe Says...

    On June 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    NO ONE REPLIES. SAD.OH I FOUND A NEW WEBSITE TO LOOK FOR DIFFERENT EYE COLORS.I FORGOT IT BUT OK.BUT I STILL WANT TO SEE MORE DIFFERENT EYE COLORS. WHO WOULD GIVE MORE ADVICE.I REALLY NEED MORE ADVICE.BY THE WAY THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING WEB TO SEE COOL STUFF ABOUT EYES AND TO TELL YOU I HAVE GREEN EYES.THEY CALL ME GREEN GREBE SOMETIMES.LOL.I REALLY LIKED THE PART WHERE IT SAYS THINGS ABOUT Violet EYES.AND JUST TO TELL YOU MY EYES SOMETIMES CHANGE COLORS.SOOO WEIRD I THINK.LOL P.S.REPLY PLEASE


  14. Radhika Bhargava Says...

    On June 3, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    The eyes colors I have captured in my article,is upto best of my knowledge.If I will encounter any more eye colors or facts then I will surely upload it.Thanks for all your kind comments.

    Regards,
    Radhika Bhargava


  15. RussianReaper Says...

    On June 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    This article is cool, informational. My left eye is green, and my right one is half blue and half brown, SO HA! BEAT THAT ????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!


  16. mart pacatang Says...

    On June 11, 2009 at 2:53 am

    my eyes are brown but i always love to have a blue eyes thats why i always wear blue contact lense.i love it.specially when ur under the sun they look amazing.but somtimes my friends tease me that i look like a cat.


  17. dhani Says...

    On June 11, 2009 at 3:59 am

    wish i had violet or green but black instead :) this is the best i can get :)


  18. Hans Eiberg Says...

    On July 31, 2009 at 3:54 am

    I look after persons with two different coloured eyes, one blue and one brown for resarch (one blood sample)


  19. Sheeja Zanowar Says...

    On September 2, 2009 at 5:14 am

    my eyes are brown and i love them


  20. Nikita K Says...

    On September 12, 2009 at 5:46 am

    I have really really dark brown eyes (what I like to call Asian brown!) and I do like them loads although I want a pair of grey contact lenses! Just to be a bit different. Interesting stuff although I did know a bit of it before. Nifty work.


  21. Sad_Eyes Says...

    On September 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Mine are blue, green and brown all together its not that pretty i wish i had light blue eyes


  22. Mary=) Says...

    On November 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    my eyes are gray and i love them…
    I think light blue, green, brown, and dark brown
    are so pretty too, but I wouldn\’t change my
    eye color for any other color.


  23. Ynda Says...

    On January 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Mine are green but 1 is half brown weard


  24. AmberEyes Says...

    On March 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Interesting; this article totally confused me. i thought i had amber eyes, now i\’m not sure if it hazel because sometimes they\’re just orange, sometimes yellow, brown, and a touch of green.

    Thanks alot :)


  25. Andrew Says...

    On March 30, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Great article but i still dont understand my case. Sometimes both my eyes are green sometimes there both blue and some times ones green and ones blue. I REALLY WANT SOME ANSWERS!!!!! hahaa


  26. drelayaraja Says...

    On April 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Wonderful share :)


  27. Raine Says...

    On May 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Eyes that change color dramatically or are two different colors actually occur from various medical conditions and should be checked out by you eye doctor. Mine are hazel and change slightly from time to time.
    If you go to the wikipedia web site, it has a lot of great info about eyes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_color

    Great article though…had a lot of interesting details…I especially liked the part about hazel versus amber…mine have so many different colored flecks (brown, red, yellow, and green) that my eyes can look different colors depending on what I’m wearing or what light is hitting them….even orange at times!


  28. Raine Says...

    On May 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    *your eye doctor*


  29. Malice Says...

    On June 1, 2010 at 3:01 am

    My mom has weird eyes there are 3 layers the inner-most is green the 2nd layer is hazel and the outmost is very light brown. Why is that ? And I have light brown eyes and still changing. Why ????


  30. bob Says...

    On June 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    hello


  31. Carolina Says...

    On August 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I like these eyes a lot, but I don’t think I’d like to give up my color, I love having central heterochromatic eyes. I just wish people would stop mistaking them for hazel, really wish the color controversy with hazel was cleared up.


  32. andrew Says...

    On August 27, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Tight my eyes are red


  33. Kier Says...

    On September 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    my eyes are DAARRRKK brown! I wish I had lighter eyes tho but I’m trying to be proud of my natural eyes.


  34. ronald mcdonald Says...

    On October 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    my eyes are a blue-grey mix


  35. Beautiful Says...

    On November 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

    My eyes are light purple with a light blue ring.


  36. bob Says...

    On February 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

    wow


  37. Jackie Says...

    On May 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you very much, I am doing a bonus project on eyes and their color. This really helped. (:


  38. chesca Says...

    On June 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    my eyes is brown i love it


  39. Sara Hathaway Says...

    On August 23, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I have very pretty green eyes they are emerald/jade :) when i get very anry they turn an olive green and in some light they turn a very intense jade color. Most of the time though they are a jade/emerald mix. I love my eyes<3 : D


  40. Sara Hathaway Says...

    On August 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

    *angry*


  41. Suvarna Says...

    On August 24, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I really like this article. I think that my eyes are black bt now i know that my eyes dark brown. Thanks, & keep it up.


  42. mitchell Says...

    On October 14, 2011 at 1:22 am

    my eyes are so blue there grey thay look beutiful


  43. Samantha Says...

    On November 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

    @ Christine Ramsay: What you have is called complete heterchromia; that’s when eyes is one color and the other is a completely different color. There is also something called partial or sectoral heterchromia. That’s when one eye is two different colors; it is usually seperated so the top half is one color and the bottom half is another. Lastly, there is something called central heteochromia. This is when the area right around the pupil is one color, and the rest of the eye is a different color. I have this, and it doesn’t seem to be uncommon – at least amongst my friends. This usually occurs with people who have blue eyes with the inner ring being either a hazel or light brown color. Hope this helps everyone.


  44. Radhika Bhargava Says...

    On December 6, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Thanks everyone for appreciating me….


  45. Radhika Bhargava Says...

    On December 6, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Thanks Samantha for enlightening my knowledge….


  46. Krystal Says...

    On January 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    my eyes are inbetween gray and blue… Everyone tells me they love them cuz of the way they look in the sunlight but id rather have green or violet eyes, like my friend :3 x.x


  47. slurpee8 Says...

    On March 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

    is the good informative. i am confuse.so if the melanin will be change an adult .so one afro african negro will have blue eyes since them was born.? if melanin so any treatment to change melanin. coz they want hv blue eyes. i thought bible hv elaborate this is genetic or DNA. coz some chromosome wil determine the color of eyes baby..some article is fake and not good for our info..sorry u make all people regret. coz the answer is genetic and melanin low is heaven..i see it.thx


  48. Grant Says...

    On March 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Cool, my eyes are Amber and until I discovered by accident recently that Amber eyes are only possible when you have 1 parent who is green eyed and 1 parent who is brown eyed like I do: For years I thought my eyes were just some kind of strange type of brown color but appearently they’re not really that brown after all.Who would’ve thought huh?


  49. Marilyn Harvey Says...

    On March 31, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Hi my eyes change to three different colours, from blue, gray and hazel, I never know what colour my eyes are from day to day, unless in look in the mirror. I had bright blue eyes until the age of 15 years, until they changed.


  50. abby Says...

    On May 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    my eyes are the first one!! they literally look exactly like that!!!!!


  51. animal Says...

    On May 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I HAVE TWO DIFFERENT COLORED EYES, CURLY HAIR LIKE AN AFRO, AND THREE NIPPLES ON MY CHEST.
    THIS IS A RESULT OF MIXED BLOOD. I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE A SHEMITE.


  52. kayla Says...

    On August 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    What about eyes that change colour through out life, as a baby growing up until now which i am currently 16 my eyes were originally blue then grey, then green, then hazel now a days it only goes between hazel and a light mixed with dark brown. What does this mean, I am very curious and anxious to know.
    Is there anyone that could explain this more to me?


  53. BSH Says...

    On October 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

    My eyes are deep blue, but sometimes they are very dark emerald green. Can someone tell my why?


  54. Born in june Says...

    On October 15, 2012 at 8:47 am

    My eyes are deep blue, but sometimes they are very dark emerald green. Can someone tell my why?


  55. Born in june Says...

    On October 15, 2012 at 8:58 am

    My eyes are deep blue, but sometimes they are very dark emerald green, even very dark emerald green not is possible for humans, and I checked what color my eyes were in exactly the same light as when they were very dark emerald green, but when they were deep blue. And sometimes they are suddenly very dark emerald green, even they are deep blue in exactly the same light the next day! Can anyone tell me why?


  56. KANZA GHANI Says...

    On November 9, 2012 at 6:13 am

    i also have eyes with two different colors …. one is gray and other one is brown.


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