Top 10 things to know about eye color

The eye is an organ full of mystery. For example, we can say that it is more mysterious than a thumb or an earlobe. It can distinguish 10 million colors and 500 shades of gray (and not 50 as the very sulphurous bestseller would have us believe for people who have never seen a dildo in their life), it beats an average of 28 000 times a day. In short, it is a rather stylish organ. But where does the color of her iris come from? Why do we worship green eyes? Do people with brown eyes have a soul? We answer all your existential questions in this eye top.

1. People with dark eyes are more likely to have cataracts

According to one study, this risk would be multiplied by 2. The good news is that it can be cured as soon as it is caught in time so don’t start freaking out because your eyes suck (yes dark eyes suck, that’s medically proven).

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2. Blue-eyed people are more likely to be alcoholics

Well, that’s not quite it. Let’s say that people with dark eyes (still those big fragile ones there) would be more sensitive to alcohol, unlike people with light eyes who can take a dose of booze without vomiting in the gutter. That’s why it would seem that among alcoholic people there are mostly pretty blue eyes.

3. Scientifically speaking, we all have brown eyes.

In our iris we have melanin (and not Melanie, otherwise it is very serious you must consult in order to extract this annoying person who is squatting your globe). We have a little, a lot, madly. It is just this level of melanin that will determine the color of the eye. The more there is, the more the eye will be able to absorb light (and therefore reflect less) the darker it will be.

I know it’s shocking but at least it’s a good reason to ask green eyes to stop showing off.

4. Green eyes really do nothing like everyone else

People with green eyes are often said to be superior beings. In reality there is nothing. The color of their iris is due to the Lipofuscine pigment and if they are so crazy about it, it’s because only 2% of them have this atypical color.

5. Blue eyes didn’t always exist.

Believe it or not, it is estimated that the appearance of blue eyes occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. So it’s a genetic mutation that gave birth to these weird people whereas before we felt really good between people with brown eyes.

6. Eyes may have moles or freckles

It’s called “choroidal nevus” and that’s definitely the name I will give my child.

7. It is possible to change eye color

In reality we even change eye color all the time but it’s very light. First when our pupil dilates, the pigments can move and change the color of the iris. But also as you age: dark eyes can lighten with age, hazel eyes tend to darken.

8. Light-eyed women suffer less during childbirth

Basically, people with dark eyes would be more sensitive to everything outside. A study thus shows that they react more easily to anesthesia (with a lower quantity of product) or that they sweat more. In short, dark eyes live their lives much more intensely than light eyes and that’s beautiful.

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9. Eye color sets after six months

The action of melanin comes into play during the first months of our life, which is why babies’ eyes are most often gray or blue.

10. It’s very rare but there are really unusual eye colors

Albinos will thus have pale red or pink irises because, being devoid of melanin, the iris takes on the color of the blood vessels. As for amber or gray colors, which are also very rare, they are most often unfairly assimilated to other standard colors (hazelnut and blue).

The most astonishing thing is probably the odd eyes (when a person has two distinct iris colors, on the same eye or on both eyes). They are due either to an absence or an excess of melanin. But good news, you can have mismatched eyes after a cataract so there is still hope for you to become a cool person.

Go get your eye on it.

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