Rarest Eye Color in Humans

Updated on January 24, 2018
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Edmund is a biostatistician with over 10 years of experience in clinical research. He loves to study human-inherited traits.

This is one of those questions that seems like it should have an easy answer when it really doesn’t. In fact, there is some debate over what the rarest eye color actually is. This is partly because "rare” itself can be a relative term, since one eye color might be very rare in a certain part of the world and extremely common in another.

Though hard scientific evidence is hard to come by, we can say with certainty what some of the less common colors are.

What Is the Rarest Eye Color?

Eye colors from most rare to most common:
• Green, Amber and Violet/Red (these three are extremely rare)
• Black (no eyes are true black, just very dark brown)
• Blue
• Gray
• Hazel
• Brown
Green eyes are uncommon in most parts of the world
Green eyes are uncommon in most parts of the world

Green Eyes

Though the scientific research is lacking, it is very likely that green is one of the most rare eye colors worldwide. It's commonly quoted that only 2% of the world’s population has green eyes, though it’s difficult to determine where that number came from.

Even if the number is accurate, 2% of the world's 7.3 billion people is 146 million. This is roughly the population of Russia. That's not to say that green eyes aren't special, because they are! It just depends on where you happen to be. In most parts of the world, almost everyone has brown hair and eyes, with green being very rare or absent altogether.

Green eyes are sometimes confused with hazel eyes, which have both brown and green in them. To tell the difference, go into natural lighting (outside during the day), and look at your eyes compared with someone you know to have green, hazel, or brown eyes. The difference should be clear between them.

Where Do Green Eyes Originate From?

Green eyes are most common in Northern and Central Europe though they can also be found in Southern Europe as well as Western Asia. As was mentioned earlier, brown hair and eyes are dominant in most regions, though there are several countries where it is actually more common to have green or blue eyes than brown eyes.

For example, in Ireland and Scotland, 86% of the population has either blue or green eyes, and in Iceland, 89% of women and 87% of men have blue or green eyes. Among European Americans, green eyes are most common in people of recent Celtic or Germanic ancestry. Green eyes also tend to be more common in women.

Even though they're most common in Northern and Central Europe, people of any race can have green eyes.

Celebrities with Green Eyes

  • Adele
  • Emma Stone
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Clive Owen
  • Jon Hamm
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Kate Middleton
  • Gael Garcia Bernal

Some very blue eyes can appear to be violet.
Some very blue eyes can appear to be violet.

Violet and Red Eyes

This might be disappointing for some, but true violet or red-colored eyes do not occur naturally in humans. Some eyes, however, can appear to be violet under certain lighting or makeup conditions.

Elizabeth Taylor is famous for her violet eyes, though in reality she just has very blue eyes that can look violet depending on the lighting. She does, however, have a row of double eyelashes, a rare genetic mutation.

People with albinism, a condition that causes a complete lack of or very low levels of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, sometimes appear to have violet or red eyes. This phenomenon is explained below.

Amber eyes are more common in animals than in humans.
Amber eyes are more common in animals than in humans. | Source

Also Very Rare: Amber Eyes

True amber eyes are extremely rare—they are at least as rare as green eyes or perhaps even rarer. Most people have only seen a couple of amber-eyed people in their entire life.

Amber eyes are completely solid and have a strong yellowish, golden, or russet and coppery tint. They can also contain a small amount of gold-ish gray. Some sources say that this could be due to the increased presence of a pigment called lipochrome (also known as pheomelanin).

Amber eyes are often referred to as wolf eyes because of the strong golden and yellowish color with a copper tint similar to that seen in the eyes of wolves. Besides wolves, amber eye color can also be found in other animals, like dogs, domestic cats, owls, eagles, pigeons and fish.

The Difference Between Amber and Other Eye Colors

Amber eyes are different from hazel eyes because they do not contain hints of brown, green, or orange. While hazel eyes might change color or contain flecks of red or gold, amber eyes are always a solid gold hue.

In poor lighting, it's easy to mistake someone with amber eyes for someone with hazel eyes. In natural lighting, however, you’ll see that hazel eyes tend to have two very distinct colors within the iris. They are often brown and green, and contain speckles and mixed hues.

Celebrities with Amber Eyes Include:

  • Nicole Richie
  • Nikki Reid
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Darren Criss
  • Rochelle Aytes
  • Joey Kern

Black Eyes

Contrary to popular belief, true black eyes do not exist. Some people with a lot of melanin in their eyes might appear to have black eyes depending on the lighting conditions. This is not truly black, however, but simply a very dark brown.

Hazel eyes vary between brown and green, depending on surrounding conditions like lighting.
Hazel eyes vary between brown and green, depending on surrounding conditions like lighting.

The Science Behind Eye Color

Eye color is more complicated than it might seem, as it's determined by a wide range of factors and can depend to some extent on circumstance, especially lighting.

Eye color is determined by:

  • Amount and type of melanin in the colored part of your eye called the iris
  • The density and composition of the stroma, a thin tissue in your iris
  • Lighting conditions (especially for people with light-colored eyes)

Eye Color and Genetics

Genetics determines how much pigment is present in the iris of your eye. Up to 16 different genes play a role in determining eye color though there are two main genes that have the most influence.

How Melanin Affects Eye Color

Melanin is the most common pigment, and it is found in the eyes, hair, and skin. There are several types of melanin, including pheomelanin (which looks more red and yellow) and eumelanin (which tends to look brown and black).

You might have noticed that there is no blue or green pigment mentioned, which means there is no green or blue pigment ever present in the eye. There is only one kind of pigment, melanin, and its derivatives. So how can a pigment that only produces shades of brown create eyes that look green or blue?

While the first half of eye color has to do with what's already in your eye, the other half has to do with what goes into it: Light!

How Light Affects Eye Color

Your iris has two layers, a front and a back one, and in between those is a thin layer of tissue called the stroma, which has proteins in it (namely collagen). This will become important later.

Everyone has some kind of pigment in their iris, which usually includes a layer of melanin on the back of the iris. The only exception to this is for some people with albinism, who completely lack pigment in their iris.

So, technically speaking, everyone (cases of albinism excepted) has the same eye color. The difference comes with how it's perceived, which is due to the amount and type of melanin in the front layer of the iris and how light interacts with it.

Melanin Content and Eye Color

Eye color
Melanin Presence on Front Layer of Iris
Melanin Presence on Back Layer of Iris
Dominant Pigment Type
Brown
Heavy
Normal
Eumelanin
Blue
Light
Normal
Eumelanin
Gray
Even less than blue
Normal
Eumelanin
Green
More than blue eyes, less than brown
Normal
Pheomelanin
Hazel
More than green, less than brown
Normal
Pheomelanin and Eumelanin
Amber
Heavy
Normal
Pheomelanin
Red or Violet
None or extremely little
None or extremely little
n/a

Biology Behind the Color: Eye by Eye

Blue Eyes

Blue-eyed people have no or little melanin on the front layer of the iris, so as light goes through the eye, it hits the back of the iris and then reflects out. As it goes through the stroma, the presence of proteins causes blue light to scatter, which makes the eye look blue.

This phenomenon (the scattering of light by particles much smaller than the wavelength of radiation) is called Rayleigh scattering, and it's the same reason the sky appears to be blue.

Gray Eyes

Unfortunately, we don’t really know why people have gray eyes. There are, however, some theories on where gray eyes come from:

  • Gray-eyed people could have an even smaller amount of melanin in their eyes than blue-eyed people.
  • They could have a different composition of the stroma that causes the light to scatter differently.

Brown Eyes

Brown-eyed people have melanin in both parts of their irises, so the effect of the light-scattering cannot be seen. The eyes appear darker because more light is absorbed, and variations in color and shade of brown come from the amount of melanin present.

Green Eyes

The front iris layer of green-eyed individuals has only a small amounts of melanin which tends to be the red or yellowish pheomelanin. Since the melanin concentration is very low, the light scattering effect gives off a blue color, which mixes with the yellowish color of the pheomelanin, making the eye look green.

Amber Eyes

Amber eyes get their color from the increased presence of lipochrome (pheomelanin) in the iris.

Red or Violet Eyes

People with albinism are often considered to have violet or red eyes. However, the truth is a little more complicated. Albinism is a condition that causes people to have a lack of pigment in their hair, skin, and eyes. Since people with albinism lack pigment in their iris, light can bounce off the back of the eye and exit the eye.

The light usually reflects back red because of the blood vessels at the back of the retina. Eyes can look violet when this red color combines with the bluish color of the iris that results from a lack of melanin, and the aforementioned light-scattering effects.

In fact, the reason the eyes look red is the same reason you might have red-eye in a photograph, which results from light reflecting off the back of the eye and passing back out through the iris. In normal eyes and lighting conditions, light cannot exit the eye like this.

Why is the Sky Blue (Same Reason Eyes Are Blue)

Why Eye Color Appears to Change

Many people with blue, green, or hazel eyes commonly notice that their eyes change color depending on:

  • Lighting
  • What they’re wearing
  • Makeup
  • Mood

This is because blue and green eyes get their color from the quality and quantity of light, not from pigment.

Thus, different lighting conditions will change the quality of the eye. Mood can change the size of the pupil, which might make the iris appear to be a different color. The quantity of melanin is not changing, but simply the way that the light is reflecting and scattering through the iris.

Can You Change Your Eye Color Naturally?

A baby's eye color can change in the first couple of years. After that, the eye color will most likely remain the same and the only way to change the appearance of your eye color is through makeup, clothing, lighting, and color contacts.

Putting honey in your eyes will not change your eye color permanently, though it could cause you to go blind. The reason some people see their eye color change from honey is due to the inflammation of the cornea as it tries to remove it from the eye.

Can I Find Out What My Child's Eye Color Will Be?

Unfortunately, it's impossible to predict with certainty what a child's eye color will be. In fact, scientists still don't have a way to accurately guess eye color since there are up to sixteen different genes that could be responsible for helping to determine eye color.

Though scientists used to believe that it was a relatively simple case of blue eyes being a recessive gene, and brown eyes being a dominant gene, it's now been found that eye color is determined by as many as 16 different genes. In fact, almost any combinations of parent-child eye color can occur. In general, darker colors tend to dominate lighter colors.

That said, we do know that the main genes found to determine eye color are OCA2 and HERC2. There is a fun tool that you can use to try to guess your future baby's eye color based on your eyes, your siblings' eyes, and your parents eyes.

Here's the eye-color calculator if you want to give it a try!

This is a good example of heterochromia.
This is a good example of heterochromia.

Other Color Variations

There are other variations that can occur in eye color aside from basic color. As you've learned, the iris is a complicated place! Its color comes from the combined effect of texture, pigmentation, fibrous tissue and blood vessels within the iris and stroma. Here are some other eye variations that can occur.

Heterochromia

This is where one eye is differently colored from another one, or one iris has different colors in it. Kate Bosworth is a good example of this. This results from uneven melanin content.

If you look closely, you'll see that many eyes have a limbal ring around the iris.
If you look closely, you'll see that many eyes have a limbal ring around the iris.

Limbal Ring

A limbal ring is a dark ring around the iris of an eye. Since they fade with age, they usually signify youth and are considered attractive.

Eye Color Is Not Black and White

If you look at your friends’ eyes, you might find it hard to figure out exactly what color they are. Many eyes look like they have different colors toward the middle versus towards the edge, or have small variations around the iris.

This is especially true for people with lighter colored eyes. You might also notice flecks of color in them. Each of this is part of what makes each eye extremely unique. Irises (like fingerprints) are highly unique. Even genetically identical people, like twins, have different iris textures.

The more you look at eyes, the more you'll notice how unique each and every one is. So just remember that your eyes are special, no matter what color they are!

So, what is the rarest eye color in humans?

Unfortunately, there is no eye color that has been fully agreed upon as the rarest, though green-eyed and amber-eyed people are both extremely rare. In fact, the rarest eye color is different in different geographical locations. In some parts of the world, green eyes are rarer than amber eyes or vice versa.

Most people consider green to be the rarest eye color in the world, though many others consider amber to be even more unusual. Therefore, it’s safe to say that either green or amber is the rarest color in the world.

However, If you look at the eye as a whole and not only the color given off by the iris, then violet eye color with little dispute is probably even rarer than green or amber eye colors.


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        Heyyyyy 

        12 hours ago

        I have grey eyes which look green under some lighting.

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        Peyton 

        45 hours ago

        I have green eyes with a dark black circle around the iris but in me left eye I have just one circle of brown that starts at my pupil and goes all the way to the outside of my iris

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        Chocolate 

        4 days ago

        My eyes are a really light chocolate brown and are really glassy.

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        Jenny 

        7 days ago

        I am confused I have grey eyes but one eye has a big chunk of silver in it.?

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        Sophie 

        13 days ago

        I used to think I had bluegreenish eyes, then later on I searched on the internet “blue grey eyes” and that was exactly my color. So I’m pretty sure I have grey and blue eyes :))

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        Anon 

        2 weeks ago

        I used to have really black eyes. You could only see any color if I looked at the sun or at some light source but recently my eye color changed much browner and you can see color by looking slightly closer. Is there some kind of reason for that happening? I preferred my really black eyes lol. Maybe its because for a while I let my hair grow really long and it covered up my eyes and my eyes got brighter after that?

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        Half vampire 

        2 weeks ago

        My eyes scare my friends my left eye is blue with a white'ish ring around the middle and my other eye is deep red and where the black is suppost to be its a lighter red. My frends call it an all seeing eye, but I dont know what it is.

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        chickenbutt 

        2 weeks ago

        i have a disease so my eyes are violet

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        Nathan 

        2 weeks ago

        My eyes are three different colors being: hazel, icy blue, and green. I have no clue if its rare or not

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        Alex 

        2 weeks ago

        well i used to have blue eyes but i found out that you can have grey eyes as well so i looked closely and surprise they were grey. My cousin has grey eyes and she was very proud of it she was always like "oooo look at me i have rare eyes" but when i found out i told her and she was really mad. how can grey eyes be so rare and two members of my family having them

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        Kaden 

        2 weeks ago

        Very confused about my eye color, It used to be a very bright blue with a golden ring with some gold specs, then I was set on the fact that they were green, upon closer inspection and research I found out they were none other then grey.

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        cat ears 

        2 weeks ago

        a lot of people think my eyes are black but they’re just really dark brown ... that’s it i think it’s boring

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        Josh 

        3 weeks ago

        Grey eyes with black ring around originaly had dark blue eyes untell the age of 6

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        The ostrich 

        3 weeks ago

        I love my brown eyes

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        balls 

        3 weeks ago

        @Nunyabisnas bro you faking it, eye color changes aren't that drastic, you might change from blue to a slightly darker shade of it because of changing iris sizes but definitely not blue from green. quit your attention whoring.

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        Nunyabisnas 

        3 weeks ago

        My eyes are blue and green they change on my mood and what I’m wearing

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        chloe 

        3 weeks ago

        i have hazel eyes and they are very attractive for people to look at i love my eyes

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        Anonymous 

        3 weeks ago

        I have hazel eyes, surprisingly each and every girl I was with had an attraction to hazel eyes

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        Anonymous 

        3 weeks ago

        My left eye is Silver/Grey, and my right eye is a pinkish/peachy colour.

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        RANDOM PERSON 

        3 weeks ago

        My left eye is violet and my other is green

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        marcy 

        4 weeks ago

        for some reason when i was five years old my eye colour was blue ! it even said it on my pass port and now my eye colour is a beautifull green. im ten right now and my eye colour is still green so im very lucky that my eye colour has changed beautifully.My eyes still look blue from a distance away but are mixed with lots of colours that make it look green.

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        Jasmine 

        4 weeks ago

        you help me with my eye color i wonderd ate my eyes rare and they are the are in the green group its brown and blue and thank you for that

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        Gift 

        4 weeks ago

        If you am joking am not my name is actually gift. Many people say my eyes is black I mean I think it is because it is so dark I could see my reflections in it they said no ones eyes is really black but I think mine is

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        Heterochromia 

        4 weeks ago

        I have heterochromia. My one eye is "black" and other amber color. So when that pole appeared I got confused to what to chose haha. My Amber eye - is more colorful and has depth in it. Black, on the other hand, is (when you shine a light) completly blank and seems boring (just one color and thats it)

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        Tammy 

        6 weeks ago

        My eyes are brown but bright gold in the sunlight can also look black depending on if it's colder outside :)

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        Niko 

        6 weeks ago

        Both of my eyes appear to have three different colours in them. Blue in the very outer part of iris, yellowish green in the middle and around the pupil I have brownish colour. These can be seen from very close and in light though.

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        XxMLMxX 

        6 weeks ago

        This was rather helpful and gave scientifically accurate facts. Thank you. I

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        Ave 

        6 weeks ago

        My eye color is a very dark shade of brown but the other eye becomes twice as darker as the other when someone checks

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        Gregory 

        6 weeks ago

        My eyes look brownish if you into them, but they are actually blue

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        You'll never know 

        6 weeks ago

        My eye color is like a very light blue and gray mix, is this possible or am i just insane?

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        anonymous 

        6 weeks ago

        sadness to have brown eyes

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        Rachel 

        6 weeks ago

        My eyes are dark brown, but they have a gold - amber colour to them as well.

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        Adysen Sheffield 

        6 weeks ago

        My eyes are blue but every time I get mad, my right eye turns red. One time, my cat got really scared when the eye did this and made a huge scar in my right hand. And the scars is still here from 5 years ago.

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        Airen 

        6 weeks ago

        I have central heterochromia were a gold ring circles my pupil and blue on the outside.

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        A mysterious man 

        6 weeks ago

        I have heterochromia.

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        Aaron 

        6 weeks ago

        My eyes change on emotions.But most of the time i have Hazel eyes Or sometimes amber by emotion or some how.

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        David E Whyte 

        6 weeks ago

        I have rare eyes dark green/ blue to yellow to red to light green. I cant tell my eye colour

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        Isabel 

        6 weeks ago

        My eyes are like a yellowish hazel

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        Sophie 

        7 weeks ago

        i have no idea what my eye colour is but it is dark. How do i know what colour my eyes are? they change depending to what light it is.

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        daniel 

        7 weeks ago

        i have what i believe to be an unclassified eye color, since i have 5 colors (identical in both eyes) the colors are grey blue, grey green, yellow, red & brown/black (thou that can just be a limbal ring) thou depending on the amount of light (not just sunlight) which of grey colors become more "dominant" in mid to low light exposure i have more grey blue, and at mid to high light exposure it's more grey green, any idea what category (if any) i fall under, since at best i can say hazel

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        kat 

        7 weeks ago

        just brown but when near fire it slitely turns red

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        Lucy 

        7 weeks ago

        I have plain old brown eyes, but i love them! They are actually kinda rare in my family and where i live and i get complimeneted on them quite a bit!

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        Matt 

        7 weeks ago

        My eyes have a strange mix of green and blue.

        Like green water in a river.

        In the light it looks blueish but in the dark its more greenish.

        Got Limbal Rings and one eye has small parts of amber around the pupil.

        I dont believe only 2% of the Population have Green eyes. I have seen way more People with Green or Blue than Brown eyes.

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        Kaitlin Knipe 

        2 months ago

        I know so many people with green eyes, which is strange because it's apparently a rare color. But also in this poll, there are also almost as many green eyes than brown eyes. I don't know, maybe it's just that where I live has a lot of people with green eyes.

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        Tanya Lafrance 

        2 months ago

        My mother eyes were all gold. Wicked looking, but beautiful. The women in my family have bursts of gold, while the men have bursts of red.

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        Ted Mendoza 

        2 months ago

        My father has green eyes and when I look in the mirror in. The sun my eyes look like a yellowish green light drown don't know what you would call that color

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        TAMERLAPUTE 

        2 months ago

        i had dark brown eyes like a dark and warm brown shit, i hate that color cause it's the most common in the world, almost 80 % of people have brown eyes in the world.. so i gave a try to a company which sells drops in order to change the colour of your eyes and 6 months later i succeeded in obtaining light green eyes ! i'm definitely so handsome and when i go to supermarket people keep looking at me and compliment me, i'm so content !

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        TAMERLAPUTE 

        2 months ago

        i had dark brown eyes like a dark and warm brown shit, i hate that color cause it's the most common in the world, almost 80 % of people have brown eyes in the world.. so i gave a try to a company which sells drops in order to change the colour of your eyes and 6 months later i succeeded in obtaining light green eyes ! i'm definitely so handsome and when i go to supermarket people keep looking at me and compliment me, i'm so content !

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        Mia 

        2 months ago

        I HAVE the original brown eyes like the people who have hazel eyes brown but i don't have green in my eyes just brown none of my family members don't have my eye colour

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        Oscar 

        2 months ago

        I have black eyes like BLACK

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        Amber/brown 

        2 months ago

        the top of my iris is brown but the bottom is yellowish orange

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        Amber 

        2 months ago

        My brother has amber eyes when everyone in our family either have grey or brown. Weird huh?

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        Wallflower 

        2 months ago

        To all of those who are saying their eyes are black:

        There's no such thing as true black eyes. Just very, very dark brown.

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        Anyone have black eyes? 

        2 months ago

        Does anyone have black eyes not dark brown like it’s legit black

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        Green 

        2 months ago

        I am trying to find more direct info on green eyes with a dark blue ring. Can anyone send me in the right direction to find out more ? THANK YOU FOR YOUr help

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        my name is not relevant 

        3 months ago

        cool website! so many question that will be discovered in the future!

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        racgel 

        3 months ago

        i have blue/green eyes in the spring, but they turn hazel/brown in the cold seasons like winter and fall. is that weird? and is that normal? i mean whats happening. i'm freaking out!!

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        Happ patatoe 

        3 months ago

        I know someone who has one green eye and one brown eye it is so cool

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        Bina 

        3 months ago

        I have a really rich amber colored eyes, so I get to see amber eyes every single day. XD I have never seen anyone else with amber eyes in my life really. Also, it's odd since my entire household has hazel eyes.

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        SkyDiverDragonGirl 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are so dark they look black.

        Oof

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        Sonya 

        3 months ago

        Can we send in a photo because I can't find my eye colour any where.

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        Teresa 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are very dark brown, some say they are black, and there big, I love my eyes, I don’t see many people with eyes like mine except my sisters and my father.

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        Akshith Konda 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are black but sometimes it tends to change to brown. Like a dark and warm chocolate brown

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        Vicki 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are brown, but they look like they're a wine-ish colour under certain lighting.

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        Cyndi Sweet 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are sage-colored. No blue. No brown. Just a pale green/grey.

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        Megan Barnes 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are mostly blue-ish grey with a hint of amber and two dark blue strips of dark blue in my eyes

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        Rachael 

        3 months ago

        Mine are blue with a slight tint of green what does it mean?

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        Dray 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are primarily gray and blue but they come out at different times depending on my mood and lighting and things like that but I also have a yellow/gold color that is around my pupil you can see it better depending on the lighting,makeup, mood etc but I also have a very subtle light green in there too my eyes sometimes confuse me with the color

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        lildovah 

        3 months ago

        i have different colours eyes all black, green, gray, redish voilet, and even with this artical i still dont understand why

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        Savitar 

        3 months ago

        i have voilet eyes, but in different seasons, they get lighter or darker.

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        HT 

        3 months ago

        Amber eyes are the most beautiful.

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        Chefman990000000 

        3 months ago

        I have 3 distinct colors to my eyes.....blue....gray.....green

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        Anonymous 

        3 months ago

        Plz stop complaining about your eye colour! Everyone’s eyes are beautiful and unique in its own way. I have brown eyes and I still don’t see the problem with them. Always be happy with what you have because some people don’t even have one eye or even both of them. Cheers!

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        Sofa 

        3 months ago

        my eyes are realllyyyyy weird. during winter the go a darkish blue, during summer they go really light blue

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        Attyn 

        3 months ago

        My eyes change from a dark brown to a light brown depending on the season.

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        Sophia 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are outlined in blue but my eyes are hazel

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        Loop 

        3 months ago

        my eyes are black thats what people say but they are dark dark brown and to know that i have the 2nd rarest color makes me happy i guess it has something to do with my moms eyes because they are green.so yeah

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        Cheryl 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are true green with little or no brown or gold. People mistake me for having blue eyes which I am quick to correct. My mother had light pond colored eyes. Warmer colored green yellow.

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        Xaviera Lanser 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are yellow, actually they are a kind of super light brown that would be considered yellow by my freind without sunlight.

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        Rose 

        3 months ago

        My eyes are black. Light has to shine directly into it to see slight traces of dark brown. It's not rare, but I wish I had lighter eyes.

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        Gabrie 

        3 months ago

        I have a dark blue ring on the edge of the iris, then ininward it can be blue or gray, and on the inside it is green.

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        Einharyii 

        4 months ago

        I only read this because my eyes dont have a colour labeled anywhere. why hasnt anyone labeled my eye colour yet?! seriously, you would think that silver had to have been added yet.

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        Elsie Katherine Mendoza 

        4 months ago

        I wish I had yellow eyesss ;-;

        I have brown though.

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        Sophia 

        4 months ago

        My eyes are Amber! My mom and dad have hazel eyes but my grandparents have brown eyes. Lol... the fact that you had a cat picture amuses me because years ago when I was trick or treating my friend was like "do those contacts come with the costume?" Lol! And also sorry for any mistakes I type too fast and im too lazy to look back.

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        Gims 

        4 months ago

        mine aren't the normal pale gray you most often see. mine are dark gray as in unpurified metal. they actually look pretty damn lifelss if you ask me. not only that but i have a deep monotone sounding voice. so... yeah . that's cool as well

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        Caroline 

        4 months ago

        My eyes appear to change from blue to green and when they are changing, they happen one at a time, so one will look green while the other is blue temporarily.

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        Cersi Lannister 

        4 months ago

        My eye color changes from a blue to a deep purple color. I've had a lot of people ask if I'm wearing purple contacts. It's pretty dope. Also, they will turn to a greenish blue aqua color. Not as many compliments on that. Are super purple eyes normal?

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        gianna 

        4 months ago

        I have green blue gray hazel.

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        Wolfie 

        4 months ago

        I never have the same color eyes. they always change. Is that something wrong with my eyes or is it just really rare that my eyes don't stay the same?

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        Marissa Rhea 

        4 months ago

        Honestly I'm having a bit of an issue classifying weither or not my iris pigment is truely green or hazel.... They often change from mostly medium shade of green in the center of the iris with a dark blueish grey outer ring and amber flake around the actual pupil... but on occasion they shift to bright green with bright blue ring, yellow with grey ring, to brown with specks of green and amber.... and when I cry they become bright blue with turquoise outer ring. I was just curious as to weither that would make my eyes technicoloy hazel or are they still green but seem to appear another color all together due to environmental conditions? Thanks

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        weirdo 

        4 months ago

        my eyes change from black/ dark brown to grey, to blue/ violet and green with red flecks.

        Is that normal?

        They change due to how I'm feeling

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        Mary Pahs 

        4 months ago

        My mother had emerald green eyes with brown flecks in them, my father had sapphire blue eyes with silver streaks in them. Two of us kids have gray eyes, one has a pale blue eyes & the other has the sapphire blue with the silver streaks in them. My husband has green eyes with brown flecks, I have gray eyes and my son has sapphire blue with silver streaks in them. I think the blue is more dominant over the green!

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        Caitlin 

        4 months ago

        My eyes were a very dark brown, almost black

        but in the last 2 years it's starting to pick up some red hues

        it's turning mahogany

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        An. 

        4 months ago

        My eye was blu, now they’re turning grey. Is that a beautiful color, or is it just normal or ugly?

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        Nigel 

        4 months ago

        Hi, I had really light blue eyes, but now they are almost grey without a spot of blue. Can I change it back to blue?

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        Edmund Custers 

        4 months ago

        Hi, brown eyes are beautiful. Looking at the comments, you'd find that many people love their brown eyes. Some have very dark or black eyes, that is pretty special too. We are all special in different ways to different individuals, and it is not only based on eye color. Cheers!

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        Depressed 

        4 months ago

        I really hate my eye color, and it makes me even uglier then I already am. It is very dark brown or black when the lights are dimmed. Nothing about me is special and I hate myself.

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        Bluedemonsorangecats 

        5 months ago

        I am very confused.my eyes are naturally hazel but sometimes,and it's very rare might I add,they turn bright neon red.its only for a split second but it seems to scare a lot of people.should I be concerned?

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        blackeyedgirl 

        5 months ago

        my eyes are so dark brown that you have to study them for about 2 mintues till you see its brown

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        Kian Mills 

        5 months ago

        My eyes appear to be blue and green by my pupils, then, everywhere else my iris is grey. I don’t know how else to explain it or what to call my eyes.

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