Fascinating and Unusual Facts About Green Eye Color

Updated on May 8, 2019
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Edmund is a biostatistician with over 10 years of experience in clinical research. He loves to study human-inherited traits.

Learn cool facts about people with green eyes.
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Among all of my friends, only one has green eyes. Her eyes are the first things you notice when you first meet her. Green is the rarest eye color in the world. However, in some countries, they are common. Lots of people in Iceland have green eyes. In fact, over 80% of Icelanders have either green or blue eyes.

Scientists used to think that eye color is a simple genetic trait. They now believe it is a complex one. This means that the genetic trait for eye color is determined not by a single pair, but by multiple pairs of genes interacting with each other.

Questions This Article Will Answer

  1. What are the eye pigments?
  2. What is melanin and why do green eyes appear green?
  3. Are green eyes genetically determined?
  4. Are there any personality traits associated with green-eyed people?

1. What Are the Eye Pigments?

Before we dive into why some eyes appear green, let’s get one thing straight. There are no green pigments in the eye!

Let’s define a couple of things:

  • Eye Pigmentation: The coloring of a person's eyes, especially when abnormal or distinctive.
  • Iris: This is the part that surrounds the pupil and contains the color. The iris controls the dilation and constriction of the pupils. If you shine a light into someone’s eye, his or her iris will contract. This reduces the size of the pupil. This function of the iris is important in terms of regulating the amount of light that enters the eye.
  • Lipochrome: Lipochrome is a yellowish pigment responsible for the golden tone in amber eyes.

Eye color depends very much on the amount of pigment on the surface of the iris. It also depends on the way light is scattered inside the eye. Two pigments involved in eye color, which we'll explore further, are Melanin and Lipochrome.

2. What Is Melanin and Why Do Green Eyes Appear Green?

Melanin is a brown pigment that is also responsible for the color of your skin and hair. Before melanin takes effect, the iris usually has a bluish tint to it. This is the reason most babies are born with blue/bluish eyes. Melanin starts creeping into the eye as the baby grows up (around the sixth month after birth).

Blue eyes have very little melanin.
Blue eyes have very little melanin. | Source

What Does Melanin Have to Do With Having Blue-Eyes?

Blue-eyed individuals have little melanin and lipochrome on their irises. The blue eye color is caused by a low melanin concentration and the way light is scattered in the iris. This phenomenon of light scattering in the iris is known as Rayleigh scattering.

How Does Rayleigh Scattering Affect the Eye?

Rayleigh scattering happens in the presence of very little melanin. Longer wavelengths of light pass straight through the eye, then they are absorbed at the back of the eye. Shorter wavelengths (blue wavelengths) are reflected and randomly scattered by the opaque layer of the iris. The blue wavelengths are responsible for the blue of the iris. This doesn’t work for brown eyes because they have much more melanin. This absorbs the light.

What Does Melanin Have to Do With Green and Brown Eyes?

People with green eyes have a bit more melanin than people with blue eyes. The green color is from a combination of a blue hue from Rayleigh scattering and “yellow” from the yellow pigment called lipochrome.

The higher the melanin concentration in the iris, the darker the eye color will be. People with brown eyes have high concentrations of melanin on their irises than people with blue or green eyes. That means that everyone with dark eyes have blue ones underneath all their pigments.

Green eyes have more melanin than blue eyes, but less than brown eyes.
Green eyes have more melanin than blue eyes, but less than brown eyes.

3. Are Green Eyes Genetically Determined?

We used to believe that eye color is a simple genetic trait. For example, it was thought that two parents with blue eyes can never have an offspring with brown eyes. This has been repeatedly shown to be wrong. Why?

What Is a Polygenic Trait?

Scientists now believe that eye color is a polygenic trait. That is, a complex trait determined by multiple genes. There are several genes thought to play a role in human pigmentation.

When it comes to genes for melanin production, one that stands out is OCA2. Scientists believe this gene is probably one of the most important genes in determining the amount of melanin to be produced in the iris.

What Is the OCA2 Gene?

The OCA2 gene contains instructions for melanin production. You may look at it like a recipe for melanin production. As we all know, sometimes there is an unexpected change in part of a gene. This is called Mutation. It results in an altered or damaged gene. Some mutations are severe, such as "growing an extra leg" Other mutations are unnoticeable, such as those for green or blue eyes.

Mutation in the OCA2 gene can cause melanin production to shutdown completely, such as in albinism. Or it could be less severe, only reducing the production down to a minimum, such as for green or blue eyes.

4. Are There Any Personality Traits Associated With Green-Eyed People?

Here is an interesting theory you may have already heard about. It is completely based on observation:

People often associated certain eye colors with specific personality traits. Some say that people with blue eyes tend to be kind and sweet. If it is true that people often associated certain eye colors with specific personality traits, then you could wear contacts to alter the way people perceive you. Maybe you should try some blue contacts. It might make you look a little "sweeter." Nevertheless, the connection between eye-color and behavior is not seen as legitimate by the scientific community. Just think about the billions upon billions of people who have brown or blue eyes. How could any of these

Supposed Personality Traits Associated with Eye Color

Eye Color
Traits
Blue
Egocentric, competitive, skeptical, curious, cautious.
Green
Intelligent, great leaders, Passionate, Mysterious, Creative, Devious, Jealous.
Hazel
Risk takers, sensitive, outgoing, impulsive, witting, mischievous.
Brown
Trustworthy, Outgoing, vivacious, and affable.

Frequently Asked Questions About green Eyes

Are All Green-Eyed People Also Fair-Skinned?

Africa, Asia, Europe, the middle east and the America's have been home to those with green eyes for thousands of years. Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Russia, Spain, and Brazil all have had small populations with green eyes. All races, including Caucasian, African, Asian, Pacific Islander, Arabic, Hispanic, and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas can have green eyes (though it is rare).

Which Country Has the Most Green-Eyed People?

Light eyes are standard in many northern countries. Sweden, Norway and Denmark have high percentages of light-eyed people. In Finland and Iceland around 90% of people have light eyes (green, grey, and blue).

How Many People in the World Have Green Eyes?

Green Eyes. Green eye color is often confused with hazel eye color, yet is entirely separate and distinct. Green eye color is the rarest color found around the world, and it is estimated that only around 2% of the world's population has green colored eyes.

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        Andra 

        6 days ago

        born green eyed. both sons have them too. in my 70's & strangely my intense green eye color has faded. anyone else have faded green eyes?

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        Cindy Daily 

        7 days ago

        I have light green eyes with a circle of orange around the pupil. I am American with Irish, French, and Native American ancestry. My maternal grandfather had green eyes. Out of 6 kids, only my mother had green eyes, the rest had blue eyes. My grandfather was half French half Native American.

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        Elle 

        2 weeks ago

        How do I tell apart hazel from green? There's colors that are really difficult to differenciate, timothee chalamet, for example, but there's a lot of people like that, and some say hazel while others green.

        Also, in this 2%, how was the color determine? Are they counting greenish, or full 100% green?

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        jack 

        2 weeks ago

        wow i have green says only 2% of people have green

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        Alex 

        4 weeks ago

        I got grey eyes only two million people have it

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        Esmeralda Figueroa 

        5 weeks ago

        I have green eyes mixed with gray and sometimes it changes

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        JessicaLayla 

        5 weeks ago

        I am an American with green eyes. My maternal grandfather also has green eyes. Maybe a recessive trait?

        When I was born they were blue (like many babies) and turned green when i was still a baby. My eyes turn super bright, vivid green when i cry. Anyone else have that happen?

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        ridhima 

        6 weeks ago

        I have green eyes

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        subhi 

        7 weeks ago

        I have green eyes, I am Jordanian, about 40 per cent of my family has green eyes and the rest are brown or blue so IDK.

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        Roibeaird Fearn'og 

        7 weeks ago

        I have pale green eyes but at time they look grey/green ? is this because the pigment is affected by the reflected light from the retina ?

        do people with green pigment need to be more careful about their eye ?

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        Geneva Anderman 

        8 weeks ago

        I have green eyes but they sometimes change colors. I have had each color eyes before but was born with green.

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        Hi 

        8 weeks ago

        I have green eyes

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        Holly 

        2 months ago

        My eyes are such a bright green, it is the first thing that people notice when they see me! I met someone the other day at a store and they looked at me and said "wow your eyes are such a bright green" and ever since that, loads of people have been bringing it up. But it's strange because I have green eyes like my dad, my Mum has blue eyes but my brother has brown eyes and my sister has one brown eye and one green eye! I think I just come from a strange eye colored family!

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        DC 

        2 months ago

        I also have green eyes, I am very pale with brown hair. My mom has green eyes, but no one else in my entire family (including extended) has green eyes, they are all brown-eyed.

        My background is Irish, Dutch, Scottish, and English. I would associate myself with being stubborn, devious, mysterious, creative, and very jealous.

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        Jime 

        2 months ago

        I'm Argentinean (Italian, Spanish and Indigenous background), and I have white skin, really dark curly hair, and green eyes. I have a halo of hazel around the iris, then bright green, and a circle of greyish blue that closes the iris. Depending if it's sunny or cloudy (and I guess this has to do with light) my eyes look green or grey. I also have a wierd blood type for my country that no one in my family has, or no one I know, actually.

        Personal traits? Emotional, daydreamer, stubborn, caring, creative.

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        Nora 

        3 months ago

        I have light green eyes and dark brown straigt hair and the most rare blood group

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        Petya 

        3 months ago

        I have bright green eyes and rarest blood type and I’m fat

        what is wrong with me

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        aliza 

        3 months ago

        umm I have brown eyes lol

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        Justin 

        3 months ago

        I have Heterochromia so i have a really dark green eye and the other one is super light green and i have black curly hair and i am very creative im in art school

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        hi 

        4 months ago

        I have green eyes that have orange flecks and a ring of blue.

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        Barb 

        4 months ago

        I have green eyes and blond hair. I was a toehead most of my childhood, hair turned darker blond with light reddish tones as I got older. I was born in Northern Poland by Batic Sea. Both parents had blue eyes, with my mom has dark brown hair. I always wished to have my parents blue eyes, but now appreciate my green eyes. They do change with light to bright green, or blue depending on mood. Two of my three kids got my green eyes. My daughter has more grey and green, any my son green hazel. My husband has hazel brown eyes and my oldest has deep brown eyes. I find it fasinating how they all have different eye color, but two have a green version. They all started as blond kids, but shades got darker as they got older. But basically naturally dark blonde young adults. Wonder if it really has something to do with Baltic countries, or genetics. Always intersting stories with green eyes.

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        Patty 

        4 months ago

        I have green eyes, curly blonde hair - I am supposedly very unique with those particular traits. I am definitely a hot head, an introvert, I hate being cheated by anyone, but especially family and do tend to want to get my pound of flesh. I am also very compassionate about things I try believe in.

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        Ella 

        4 months ago

        Like almost everyone here I have green eyes but I have tan skin, round glasses, curly hair, I am one of the most high tempered person,

        Aries, introvert and weird i'm very weird does anyone have the same personality's i'v been wondering.

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        Chelsy Vento 

        4 months ago

        I Have Green eyes but I find myself to be in one word emotional. I am highly sensitive to situations- overwhelmed in the need to help animals and find myself happiness without my animals and kids. I do not like to be in public.

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        5 months ago

        I have dark green eyes but from far people think i have cerulean eyes (blue eyes) or gray.

        I also have shapes in my eyes, and the iris itself is a darker shade of green then the rest of my eye... Is that normal that i have shapes in my eyes?

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        Lillian 

        5 months ago

        I have green eyes and people sometimes think my eyes are blue. It all depends on what I wear but for the most part are green. My pupils are large and no I don’t take drugs that’s just the way they are. I get a lot of compliments on my eyes but I don’t see them being special, maybe because I see them all the time.

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        Palmy 

        5 months ago

        uuhh.. i have .. large black eyes

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        Elisha 

        6 months ago

        I have green eyes but people tell me they change colors all the time i never realized how lucky i was to have my eyes

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        Summer Johnson 

        7 months ago

        I have super light green eyes

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        Karen Hood 

        7 months ago

        I have dark black eyes and want green eyes. Is this possible

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        Jessie 

        7 months ago

        I also have green eyes. But I always thought they were Hazel. I had bright blue eyes growing up and my eyes changed between blue and green my whole life. So one day they would be blue and the next they would be green, it's a little weird but kind of cool.

        From where I'm from, New Zealand, green eyes isn't as uncommon, probably because our country is a mix of every race.

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        Erica 

        8 months ago

        I have green eyes and when I get really happy the get really light and bright. Kind of like a mint green. When I'm sad they can get borderline black and it's honestly the coolest thing ever because it's so rare it't like a blessing

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        Georgie 

        8 months ago

        My eyes are green they change colour when there diffrent light at night there bright green look more golden and when im sad they go really dark i was told we should be lucky to have green eye in the eye of the gods we are powerful people

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        8 months ago

        I have green eyes, brunette hair with natural blonde highlights, freckles, and a high-mild tan. My eyes change a different color green all the time to the point where people think I have either green or golden eyes!

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        Sandy 

        9 months ago

        My eyes turn greener at night. Anyone know why?

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        Samantha 

        9 months ago

        Mine can go from Green to Blue to Gray or when im upset they can go really Light Green. A

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        10 months ago

        My eyes are green with gold flecks. They do not change color other than when the light is shining on them the gold shows up more. Other than that always green. My mother had grey blue eyes, my dad brown.one brother and sister with grey blue, one brother with dark brown and another brother with hazel.

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        Gabriel J Garcia 

        11 months ago

        My eyes can appear to change. In the early morning they are usually hazel, but later in the day they appear a bit greener. My father has hazel and my mother has light brown. My sisters eyes are darker than my mothers and my brothers are a little darker than my fathers.

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        11 months ago

        Genetics is funny. My mom is Asian with brown eyes, my dad is Caucasian with blue eyes. I’m a mutant, as i have heterochromia, a brown eye while my other eye is half brown and half green. I also got the slight auburn hair color. My great grandmother was Irish, so I think her traits skipped a generation. It’s strange but cool, I find genetics interesting.

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        Anonymous 

        11 months ago

        I have green eyes with a little bit of gold colouration around my eyes.

        My eyes changes colours sometimes ranging from grey to hazel to blue

        My parents are black and i am white in coplexion and i have central heterochomia meaning i have two different colour of eyes

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        Connie m 

        12 months ago

        My eyes are green but they have always looked turquoise. Everyone thinks my eyes are blue but they are not.

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        markthesnark 

        12 months ago

        Father brown eyes, mother blue eyes. Six of us kids, three of each colour, mixed between male (2) and female (4). No green eyes, pity.

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        Samie 

        12 months ago

        So my mom has brown eyes and my dad has green eyes. But if green is recesive and brown is dominant, then how did the brown not take over?

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        J.G 

        12 months ago

        forest green with a small hint of brown. i am very proud of my eyes even though they suck and i have to wear glasses.

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        13 months ago

        My mom and dad both have brown / hazel eyes, both their dads had brown eyes, both their moms had blue eyes. My sister (20) has blue eyes, me (23) have green eyes.

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        Devin 

        13 months ago

        I have green eyes, fluorescent in the sun and a lush green in the shade, dirty blonde hair that naturally highlights and orangey gold skin when I bask in the sun. Not sure why they’re so interesting, I assume considering because they’re my own and I’ve seen with the energy my entire life. One eye has a brown freckle in the midst of the green. They seem to enchant people when looking into their eyes. The color is just the veil of the pupil, the window to the soul of us illusively beautiful beings.

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        Megan McCollum 

        13 months ago

        I have bright red hair, freckles, pale skin and dark green eyes. My mother has brown eyes and black hair while my father has a light mix of red and blonde hair with blue eyes. None of my mother's kids got her dark traits. Except I did inherit her widows peek which makes my hair part really easy. I've been told that I have really gorgeous hair by a lot of people.

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        Kenni P 

        13 months ago

        I have my dad and half sisters eyes. My mom has hazel eyes. My eyes are a foresty and lush green color they have a light brown or yellowish middle. My hair is a light brown or dirty blond. It’s hard to say. But I have natural highlights. There ya go

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        seryn erbtht 

        13 months ago

        i came in late...my eyes are black

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        Abigail 

        14 months ago

        I have green eyes so does my sister. When I am in the sunlight my eyes tend to be lighter with yellow specks in the dark they turn a more rich green.

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        Bruhhh...(can't tell you that much information);p 

        14 months ago

        My eyes are bright green in the morning, gray, green in the afternoon, and gray at night. i am NOT intelligent btw. i like to draw and read. i am fourteen. i don't think people notice my eyes but i can't really say because i'm not very sociable. i have 7 other siblings so i won't bother writing all the colors of their eyes. my hair is either blonde or brown, nobody can figure it out. i'm pretty confusing. ;) see ya. bye.

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        Margie's Southern Kitchen 

        14 months ago from the USA

        Hi, I have green eyes! I did not know I was rare! Hehe! Great article, thanks for sharing.

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        Jane 

        14 months ago

        Well, I have two different coloured eyes or rather their just different shades of green. Most people accuse me of having dark green eyes. However both of my parents have blue eyes,

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        Ava 

        14 months ago

        When I was little, my eyes were blue but now they are green. My eyes can change to different colors like hazel or blue. It depends on what color clothes I wear.

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        Fran Thrasher 

        14 months ago

        I have very unique green eyes and people often accuse me of being on drugs, when I am not.

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        Meerkats 

        14 months ago

        I have bright green eyes, both of my parents have dark brown eyes. I am a true red though.

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        mr richkidsaxboybiggie#skechers 

        15 months ago

        i like turtles

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        marshnello@live.com 

        15 months ago

        My daughter has beautiful green eyes with very dark green rings around them. She had very blue eyes until she was about 3 years old, but then they changed colors seemingly overnight! My husband and I have brown eyes, and we were surprised that she had blue eyes when she was born. The surprise continued when they changed color. My dad had green eyes, by the way.

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        Green me.. 

        15 months ago

        I have green/grey eyes, the grey is more predominant in florescent lighting, cloudy skies, also noticed when wearing pink or grey clothes. Rest of the time they're green with slight blue tint, occasionally brown specks will present themselves. Lineage that I'm aware of is Scottish, Irish and Cherokee. And yes, I do many compliments on my eyes. And just learning that only 2% of the world's population have true green eyes makes me feel more unique. I used to get upset that there were so many songs written about blue and brown eyes. Only in the last decade have I really started hearing songs about green eyes that weren't related to something with Halloween.

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        Chloe  

        15 months ago

        My mum has green eyes and she is very Smart And kind!

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        Jadon 

        15 months ago

        My mom has dark brown eyes and my dad has light green but I have dark green eyes that look kinda brown around the pupil. Is that a normal thing?

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        Nik 

        16 months ago

        I have blue green eyes lol they are so weird. When i was a baby they were blue, then they turned hazel, then only green brown. Now they're blue green, and turning into a dark blue. I'm so confused. Is that supposed to happen? I'm a teen, so maybe?

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        Alexa 

        16 months ago

        I had brown gold colour eyes until my 14, then it turned into olive with gold touch. My dad had brown and mum too. My boyfriend loves my eyes as it's the prettiest part of my face;)

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        Nanna 

        16 months ago

        It is said witches have green eyes.....true or false?

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        Shelly 

        17 months ago

        This is swagging awsome

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        KKG 

        17 months ago

        I have a question...what is the probability of a child having dark brown eyes when both parents have green eyes? Also both sets of grandparents have green and blue eyes. I have read alot about hormones in food causing it and mutations of genes. But really....can this happen?

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        Fer 

        17 months ago

        i´m from mexico, both of my parents have brown eyes and i have green eyes..and so does have my older brother, we had it bc of my grandma

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        ichbinrasoul 

        17 months ago

        My dad has blue eyes my mom has dark brown, also I have green eyes, anyway I like blue eyes.

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        shyann 

        17 months ago

        i have green eyes my mom has brown eyes and my dad has green eyes. only me and my dad has green eyes in the family

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        Jessica 

        18 months ago

        I have green eyes,and oddly enough only one person from each generation in my family have it.me,my mom,my grandpa,and his dad.beyond that I'm not sure.we are also the only ones in the family that received the German traits,the rest of my family got the Cherokee.because of our unique eye color we are viewed as the black sheep of the family and don't fit in.

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        Mona 

        18 months ago

        I have green eyes. I am from India.

        Both my parents have dark brown eyes. Even my younger sister has dark brown eyes.

        I was born with grey eyes.

        My eyes were blue when I was 2 years old. Then they turned light brown. And now I have green eyes with a golden tint.

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        Sydnie 

        18 months ago

        I have green eyes too. My dad has brown eyes my mom has blue eyes. Isn't it supposed to be impossible to have a green eyed chiled when the perents have blue and brown eyes. I love having green eyes I get notect a lot and I am very emotional too so anyone like that don't feel bad we green eyed people need to stuck together remember there is only 2 percent of us.

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        Stella Aligizaki 

        18 months ago from Greece

        Interesting article. I am happy I have green eyes. People like them and I feel they notice me more. I always associate green eyes with intelligence because they remind me the cat's eyes.

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        Elizabeth 

        19 months ago

        I have green eyes, but my whole entire family has brown eyes. But, not my mum. She has gray/blue eyes. And, even my cousins have blue and brown eyes! Is this weird? In my opinion it is.

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        Just someone 

        19 months ago

        My eyes are bright green and overs say they are very noticeable but no one in my whole family have it. I don't think it matters actually but everyone always say it stands out. To tell the the truth it's kind of annoying...

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        Jaz 

        20 months ago

        I have green eyes and i'm left handed so that's pretty rare and cool. Mum has blue/green eyes but closer to blue. Dad has green eyes too. My little brother has blue eyes. In my family only me and my dad are lefties too.

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        Ghandy 

        20 months ago

        Hi i have greens eyes I'm from Mexico

        I feel i am emotional but i control them. So it dont show

        Im creative and perceptive. Or i seem i believe i do. Well other people reinforce those beliefs.

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        Jay ellzey 

        20 months ago

        I have green eyes whatever traits I have I hope they are for the lords glory

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        Lockey 

        21 months ago

        I have almost the same eyes as my mum. we both have bright green and it almost looks gold sometimes. Although I also have flecks of other colours as well. i have a dark blue ring around my iris and flecks of bright blue. although i've always noticed I have a fleck of red in one of my eyes. Should I be concerned about this or is it okay. My visions is fine.

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        Dagaan 

        21 months ago

        I have green eyes - as do my mother, father, sister and brother. I once met a man who also claimed that green eyed people come from Saturn's Moon Titan - as part of the blurb on Google description says. Where's that part of the article?

        I began noticing that people with green eyes are different from other people as a teenager. I've found greens to definitely be more intelligent but also intelligent in a different way than other color eyes - it's an elemental sort of awareness. I have fantasized - what would it be like to have a huge auditorium full of nothing but green eyed people! Perhaps try and focus everyone's attention of causing the spontaneous combustion of a piece of paper and then move on the world peace. I got to this article from a the comment that Titan has enough energy to support about 300 million people. Perhaps it's an extraterrestrial genetic trait?

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        Weird colour green eyes 

        21 months ago

        I have green eyes but not bright green more of an olive colour, my mum has blue eyes , my dad has brown eyes, my whole family on my mum's side have blue eyes, I still don't know what colour my eyes are someone help!

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        Karen Snow Foster 

        21 months ago

        I have green eyes, my personality is very passionate, love Animals and a hard worker. My mom also has green eyes slightly different shade. Interestingly her parents have blue eyes. My dad has hazel eyes. I think genetics is so fascinating.

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        Cathy Jackson 

        21 months ago

        I have green eyes and so does male child.the girl has brown eyes.his father had changing colors and also him. My dad had changing bwn/ grn. If you ever need to do some investigation studies . I would b glad to participate. Thanking you in advance.

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        Mary Ann Uschak 

        21 months ago

        I have green eyes and I love them!

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        Kathie 

        21 months ago

        I have green eyes and blonde hair

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        Edmund Custers 

        22 months ago

        Hello Maria, several people have made similar comments in my articles. And my answer to this is that eye color is a very complex trait that allows for a wide range of possibilities. So it is definitely possible for you to have your eyes. Maybe people keep asking because you have a rare eye/skin color combo. It is hard to say without actually seeing your eyes, but I imagine you get a lot of compliments on them. Thanks for your comment.

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        Maria 

        22 months ago

        I have green eyes and of Hispanic decent. My father has blue eyes and very light skin, however, my mother has dark brown eyes and olive skin. I also have olive skin and people always think I'm using cintact bc they can't believe Hispanic people can have green eyes. Why?

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        Jmello72 

        22 months ago

        I'm the only one in my family to have green eyes since my great grandfather on my moms side. He was Portuguese. My eye color is a medium army green with a very dark limbal ring.

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        Edmund Custers 

        23 months ago

        Hello Green/Grey Eyes, thank you for your comment. I am not sure what magnitude of color change you experience. However, similar to the comments and responses already given above, it could be one of several factors, such as the lighting of your room or maybe the color of your dress. Maybe do a little experiment to check this out next time to notice the change. Thanks!

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        Christylynngriffin@gmail.com 

        23 months ago

        My green eyes seem to glow when I cry.

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        GREEN EYES, GREY EYES 

        23 months ago

        My eyes are green... But sometimes they turn grey. Can you tell me why?

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        Timujiin 

        23 months ago

        my father is black, greek and american indian. my mother, full german blood. i have pretty green eyes for how dark my skin is...granted. my mother and brother both have green eyes. more crystal than mine though. i also read that only 2% of the worlds population has green eyes.....cheers to us =)

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        Haylie 

        23 months ago

        I have green eyes but sometimes they look blue especially in the light

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        24 months ago

        I have green eyes and I always find that green eyed people r usually attracted to other green eyed people especially if one of their parents had green eyes and I always seem to have a different perspective on the world then everyone else I don't think green eyed people are more intelligent but just have very different questions and thoughts then other eye colors

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        Linda stephen 

        2 years ago

        I have light green eyes with very small pupils I love having green eyes

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        LayLay 

        2 years ago

        I have green eyes with a hint of blue in them

        my mum has pure green eyes but my dad has dark brown

        my sister rose has pure blue

        and my other 2 sisters have brown.

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        Unicorn 

        2 years ago

        My eyes are green with yellow around pupil and go dark blue on the edges

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        My eyes got poked out! 

        2 years ago

        My eyes got poked out

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        Akasha 

        2 years ago

        Lacey

        I too have green eyes with large pupils that seem to stay that way

        No not on drugs

        Nor any brain injury- they've always been that way and because of it highly resemble a cat's eyes ;)

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        SoChloe 

        2 years ago

        My crush has green eyes and is super mysterious

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