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Why You Cannot Change Your Eye color Naturally.

posted in Beauty
07/05/2015
  • Eye color is one of the most unique things about us; it is the first thing people notice when meeting someone new, and is responsible for showing a major aspect of personality. However, if you're unhappy with your eye color, you may need to do a bit of research before trying to change it.

    Eye color is one of the most unique things about us; it is the first thing people notice when meeting someone new, and is responsible for showing a major aspect of personality. However, if you're unhappy with your eye color, you may need to do a bit of research before trying to change it.
  • Although there are a few ways to slightly change your color or to temporarily change it, there is no way to naturally change your eye color, permanently.
    Although there are a few ways to slightly change your color or to temporarily change it, there is no way to naturally change your eye color, permanently.
  • Know that eye color is genetic. Did you know that every person has a totally unique eye color? Your eye color is like your fingerprints; one-hundred-percent unique to you. Eye color comes from a combination of genes passed through many generations of mixing and matching genes, and is more complicated than simply a ‘dominant’ or ‘recessive’ trait. Your eye color may change slightly over time as a result of old age, but will be relatively constant according to your genetics.
    There are three general color types: brown is the most common, followed by blue, with green as by far the rarest.

  • It is typical for your eyes to lighten with old age, but this is a very slow process.
    It is typical for your eyes to lighten with old age, but this is a very slow process.
  • Understand that eye color is the result of melanin buildup. Melanin is the pigment in your iris that causes the color of your eyes to appear. If you had no melanin, your eyes would be clear, while lots of melanin makes your eyes very dark brown or black. The spectrum of melanin buildup goes blue (little melanin) > green (a medium amount of melanin) > hazel > brown (the most melanin). Therefore, the only way to lighten or darken your eyes is to gain or lose melanin in your iris; this is not possible without physically altering your eyes or genetics.

  • All babies are born with hazy blue eyes because they don’t have melanin yet. Their true eye color appears after three months or so when the melanin has developed.
    There are two melanin disorders that may give unique eye color. If you are albino, your eyes contain no melanin giving you the appearance of pink or red eyes (you can see through to the blood vessels). Heterochromia is when each eye is a different color, or when both eyes are two distinct colors.[1]

  • Know that you can’t permanently alter your eye color naturally. Although many of us may dream of having a different eye color, unless you undergo surgery or opt for contacts you won’t be able to permanently change the colors of your iris’. There are a few things that will change your color for a short period of time, but they are not permanent. Be careful about what you choose to do to change your eye color, as it may cause damage to your eyes or be unhealthy in other ways. As with all things, use caution and good judgment before altering your body.

  • Understand that a drastic change in eye color could be a symptom of a serious illness. If you notice that your eyes have significantly lightened or darkened, you should visit your doctor for an appointment immediately. Drastic changes in eye color are symptoms of multiple ocular diseases and infections, and may be dangerous to your body. A small shift in eye color may be natural, but completely changing colors (for example, brown to blue) could be a serious symptom.

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