Interesting Eye Color Facts

 In Eye Care

Eyes are probably one of the most interesting organs of our body. The way they function and work is fascinating in itself. Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo specializes in vision services and interesting facts. Below are some interesting eye color facts that you may not have known.


  • Your Eye Color is based on the Concentration of Melanin. The Iris gets its color based on the concentration of the melanin found in the pigment. The stronger the concentration the darker the color appears.


  • Amber and hazel eyes appear almost the same but both are different colors. Amber color occurs due to deposition of yellow pigment in the iris whereas hazel is a result of green, brown & blue. The moderate amount of melanin is responsible for hazel hue in human eyes.


  • Some people are born with two different colored of eyes. This is a beautiful genetic mutation that makes your eyes appear different in colors. It is usually inherited but sometimes ocular injuries such as blood staining may also cause sectorial heterochromia.


  • Red is the rarest of the eye color. When the melanin is extremely deficient your eyes appear red.


  • Black eyes do not exist. Due to the heavy concentration of the melanin in the iris, dark brown eyes appear intense black.


  • Green & blue pigments do not exist. It is just the reflection of the light that make light colored eyes appear so.


  • Albinism is a condition that fails to produce sufficient amount of melanin. People with albinism seem to have violet colored eyes that are actually deep blue.


  • Brown eyes happen due to the excess amount of melanin in the iris. Brown is the most common eye color among human beings.


We at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo hope that you find these facts as interesting as we do. If you are curious about our facility and the services we offer, including LASIK, then feel free to give us a call and schedule and appointment today.

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