I swear I just noticed my warm brown eyes now have slate blue rings around them.\
I''m firmly in middle age and I used to wear contacts (started with the hard ones in 1969) so I am used to looking closely at my eyes over the years.\
Anyone else experience subtle eye color changes as you''ve aged?
I have "hazel" eyes... they change color frequently.%0D\
I remember once, being REALLY hung over after a night of partying (birthday!), and looking in the mirror and seeing my eyes be the most INTENSE forest green... it was jaw-dropping. Unfortunately, when I recovered, I returned to my usual color.%0D\
But I''ve seen my eyes turn bright gold (light tan I guess), dark brown, green, steely gray, and pretty much everything but blue. %0D\
Normally they''re a mottled brown-ish green-ish color that just doesn''t stand out. But some times my eyes can be very striking.%0D\
Mine did, going from dark blue to greenish blue at about the age of 6 and then true green by my teens.
OP, you are demonstrating the classic symptoms of iral dysmorphia. This is a particularly devastating illness because it causes blindness very swiftly (we''re talking days.). Get to an optician ASAP!
Mine used to be light green and now they''re getting brown edges.
I spit at iral dysmorphia!\
I laugh in its face --- Ha! Ha! Ha!
Some people find their eye color fades as they get old, especially around the edge of the iris. Doesn''t that make you feel great, OP? %0D\
And it''s a totally different issue than R1''s constant color change, lots of people with a light, indeterminate eye color will see the same changes. %0D\
Like me. My eyes constantly change from blue to green.
I''m friends with a couple whose son had the most beautiful blue eyes when he was a baby. When I met them, he was only a year and a half...he''s now 7 and his eyes are hazel.
Yes, eyes can change color...believe it or not! Light eyed people are known to produce brown eyes, after going through a shock or depression, and sometimes the reverse. %0D\
My brown eyes turn deep blue when I cry.
My eyes are brown, except that from time to time they''re a nice blue-green plaid.
Those blue rings are lipid infiltrates--the rings are called corneal arcus or arcus senilis. Your cholesterol levels may have increased since your younger days. Have your blood levels checked.\
Sometimes it''s just heredity and not high cholesterol.\
p.s. Cleofa, black people not only get this, but usually a decade earlier than white people. Eye rings love ya, girl!
What does it mean if you have kaleidoscope eyes?
It means you''re on drugs.
Can your eyes change color even if you''re color blind? What about just red/green color blind?
Tree Falling In Forest
When I was young, my eyes were brown. Now they are green.\
My mom''s eyes were brown and now that she is much older they are blue.
Listen to r15 as that is the correct diagnoses. Rings of senilis is correct. You OP, are either advanced in years, or your health is compromised. See a good ophthalmologist and he will confirm your tissue color change and likely direct you to an internist.
Mine have fluctuated between green, grey, and blue my entire life, depending on the day, what I''m wearing, eye makeup, etc. But grey-green is the norm. In the last few years, though, I''ve developed a gold halo around my pupil and a dark blue ring around the outside edge of my iris. hope it''s not a sign of something bad.
It means you are going to die
Mine were bright blue as a kid, now they are green. As someone said above, when I am hungover they turn a freakish green colour, which leads my students (all Asian) to scream: "Teacha! Vampire!"
Vampiress Katarina Heydrich
You''re probably mishearing something which means, "Teacher stinks of vomit and bourbon...and regret!"
I know a girl whose eyes turned yellow. Then she died.
I saw Sammy David Jr''s glass eye at the Freakatorium.
R24 - You''re probably right. Somewhere amongst their shrieks is probably "go home you white babarian, we don''t give a fuck about English.."\
I would hear it too, if I wasn''t so drunk and regretful.
Vampiress Katarina Heydrich
Sometimes my eyes get red, so I know they can change color.
OP are you a hot daddy?
Young and into hot daddies
My mom is a brown/blue recessive. My dad had blue eyes.\
My mom has vitiligo so bad she has NO melanin in her skin. She is like a big pink lab rat. Her eyes went from medium brown to dark blue. I don''t have vitiligo but as I have aged my eyes have gone from dark brown to medium green.\
Thank you R15 and R21 for the information about arcus.\
I looked into it and I found a picture that is similar to what I am noticing with my eyes.\
I am 56 and I am taking a blood lipid medicine (Antara) for my hereditary high triglycerides. Both of my brothers have high triglycerides as well. Some families just do.\
I also have creases in my ear lobes. Both of these -- arcus and lobe creases -- are indicators of possible heart disease.\
Both of my parents died of cancer and so heart disease doesn''t scare me quite as much. I had rather, I think, die from a heart attack or heart failure rather than cancer. \
No doctor has said anything to me yet about heart disease -- not even a stress test.\
Don''t all of these variations come under "hazel?"%0D\
I''ve got hazel eyes. Today we''re leaning more towards a watery dark green.
r28, if you WEREN''T so drunk and regretful.
Interesting R31. My grandfather had vitiligo and his eyes went from brown to blue also.
I just found out that my eye color is called "Glasz." It''s an eye color that combines green, blue, grey and yellow in one iris.\
The term is Breton. My eyes are similar to the one in the picture, but a bit greener, and with a thin navy blue ring around the iris.
OP_ I just noticed this very thing about myself. Saw myself on camera today, and I couldn''t believe it; My brown eyes have gone green.
What is it if you have Bette Davis Eyes?
Interesting, R37. I''ve seen eyes like that.
I love the posters who insist their eyes change color with their emotions, as if they had Mood Eyes.
My eyes were green all my life until a couple years ago. Now they''re blue. It was shocking. I''ve always thought that it was an immutable quality, like fingerprints.
I learned a new word today, my eyes are "glasz"! %0D\
So, gals, what kind of makeup goes with glasz eyes? Would this be too much? I find a hint of blue (or green) makes my eyes look bluer or greener, as I prefer.
I am not trying to be mean, but I really hope you go to the doctor soon. \
I like blue eyes.
Has anyone ever have their urine turn from yellow to red in their lifetime?\
My eyes are Green Hazel.
When I am unwell the are olive green.
On the day of my Father's funeral they turned deep blue but were back to hazel by the next day and this never happened again!
OP, my eyes have changed color. When I was young, at least until I was in my early 20s, they were an dark brown, pretty much all one shade.
Now they are light brown with lots of amber and green flecks in them.
I don't even know when they changed, as I was in my late 40s when I noticed the difference.
The surprise to me was the realization that I must not ever pay attention to what I look like when I shave or brush my teeth or look at myself in the mirror, or I would have noticed.
OP can't read your current replies as he ignored R15's advice and is now blind.
Eye-color change is a side effect of the glaucoma drops I use in my eyes. They were brown, and now they are bluish. I like it.
I have hazel eyes. But if I wear a dark green shirt or sweater, they look green -- ditto with bright turquoise/aqua.
You people with hangovers & stress, do you know what you were wearing at the time?
I'm 60 usually have hazel eyes, sometimes girl friends have said they turn more blue when I'm aroused. However recently my current girl friend told me something I'd never heard before that on three occasions my eyes turned totally black, the 'whites' & all. I asked her if it was just that my iris got bigger but she said my whole eyes turned black. I asked if she found it frightening & she said No because I had a beautiful smile on my face at the same time. I believe she is sincere about this but am having her keep my camera on her bed side stand to capture my black eyes the next time it happens. Been searching all day on the subject of totally black eyes & only find stuff that sounds made up with a lot of fear attached. I'm a good regular guy not some demon just wondering about this strange change.
My eyes would get so intense and vivid after a night of cocaine.
I have a thick blue ring in my eyes browns.. My doctor said that I don't have high cholesterol.. genetic eyes ?
When I was around 7 years old ,no even before that my eyes were hazel with blue,
but now I'm 12 years old and they are just hazel it changes colors a lot like if I'm tiered which is a lot lately cause of school and that it, it turns brown!But if I cry or if I'm extremely tiered or I'm sick or something it turns green with only a hint of brown!!!
In the sun my eyes turn different colors each time!!! Oh ya sometimes you can't tell what color it is.In some ways my eyes are very mysterious!
My mom's eyes are brown,Dark brown changes to time and my dads eyes are blue...
Avoid R14's link unless you want some fucking virus.
thanks, MSE, for catching it!
my eyes were hazel last year and change colors now that im 13 my eyes are the greenish color eyes that rihanna have
OP, it's called arcus sinilus, the blue rings are the results of age.
r7, I had deep violet-blue eyes until I was about two, and now I have hazel eyes. Depending on the light they can be gold, brown or various shades of green. People always think I am wearing freaky coloured lenses.
Always had brown eyes. In my 30s they developed a greenish tint and became more olive colored. Now thanks to glaucoma medication, they are becoming more brown.
Yep my eyes were brown for 47 years I just noticed they are now hazel, i can now see greeny bluey bits in my eyes.
I once heard that all newborn infants have blue eyes.
I have "hazel" eyes that pick up color easily. I've noticed if I've been teary or crying they are an intense turquoise. Otherwise they are normally a greeny/blue color. Started off as a child with baby blue.
OK, DL taught me another important lesson. I have fucking earlobe creases! Jesus, I didn't know that was a sign of heart disease. My eyes have not changed color, they've always been blue. Although I think they are a bit faded compared to how they looked when I was younger. I'm in my 40s now.
I don't think I ever noticed these earlobe creases before. Is this something that can suddenly develop?
I'm black and my eyes went from brown to grey/blue. So yes black people eyes can change.
As I gotten older, I went from brown eyes to brown with blue flex. Had my eyes checked, I still have healthy eyes.
[quote]As I gotten older, I went from brown eyes to brown with blue flex. Had my eyes checked, I still have healthy eyes.
Changing eye color is the [italic]least[/italic] of your worries.
[quote]I've noticed if I've been teary or crying they are an intense turquoise
You have "mood eyes."
I have all white eyes.
Mine were light green until I hit my twenties. Then patches of brown appeared.
I thought my mother had hazel eyes. She angrily informed me that her eyes were ice blue. She's dead now, so my nieces believe she had hazel eyes…and a limp.
My eyes were dark brown until I stared at exploding Rutan spaceship. I was temporarily blinded and wanted the Doctor to slay me, but when my eyesight returned my eyes had turned blue
But, now you have the secret to saphic nerd youth, R74, so that worked out very well for you.
I'm wondering if the west coast finally fell into the sea.
We're at 75 posts and no one has mentioned iridology - an alternative medical diagnosis in which changing eye color and pattern is used to diagnose liver disease and bowel cancer.
My eyes were always blue but as I got older I noticed they turned a shade of bluish green and they also turn turquise when I cry or are irritated. I am also ultra sensitive to light, I tear in the sun and on cloudy days. I have to wear sunglasses almost all the time, especially on a sunny day after it snows. I love my eye color now more than ever, they are the same color as my dad's were. Just wish I had his naturally long curly eye lashes.
Former NYC mayor David Dinkins has the blue rings around his eyes. At first I thought he was multi-racial, but then when I saw my ex father-in-law get them (he was a dark eyed pure Sri Lankan) I realized it had something to do with aging, and possibly unhealthy aging at that. In my ex FIL's case, he was ill with all kinds of cardiac and vascular problems- maybe the bluing of the eyes should have been a warning to the family that a series of strokes were coming due to his out of control blood pressure and cholesterol.
I went from dark brown eyes to grayish brown eyes. I swim every other day, so i think it's the chlorine in the water.
yes i used to have bright blue eyes they are now currently gray.
r80, how far down stream do you read to bump a thread this old just to post that?
My mother has brown eyes but they've changed to a yellow-brown in her older years. Of course that could be a by-product of the Faux News brainwashing she's undergone the past few years.
My daughter had blue eyes as a baby but now they are brown. I know you are talking as an adult but I was surprised her baby blues turned to dark brown.
r83 - Many babies are born with blue eyes that change colour as they develop. This is common knowledge. Hope you're not planning to home school.
Do you think with genetic engineering that parents will one day be able to preselect eye color?
My eyes went from Newman to Liz.
[quote]I'm black and my eyes went from brown to grey/blue. So yes black people eyes can change.
That's the color of blind.
i dont know if it can but im 16 and my eyes change colors from my moods like when im crying my eyes are a glassy blue and im pissed off they turn dark grey,,,,,it all depends.
I have dead eyes.
I have had blue eyes my whole life, but also always had yellow directly around the pupil. Is there any word for this?
All iris tissue which reflect the color we identify as 'eye color' is the same color. What we see in blue, brown, green, violet etc colored eyes is the result of different densities of the same reflective tissue. The denser the iris tissure the more shift to brown. This is why people with lighter colored eyes are more light sensitive.
A little off topic, but I found this fascinating in med school. Yes, I was easily fascinated.
What's the matter, Dr. Mengele, have you lost your research notes?
My eyes have stayed a light blue for all of my life but know I'm wearing contacts and can see my eye but its self I relies tee that there's a outer layer of dark blue the insides a teal color with yellow lines though out they can if I cry they turn in to a flashy dark blue and it changes to the color u wear I choose colors that are complements my eyes making them pop!
R84 saves his own shit and labels each baggie with time date and a smiley face.
Paul, where's your like button???
A lot of kids are born with blue eyes-"baby blues"-that change as they get older.
Mine are somewhere between gray, blue, green, and brown. Is that "hazel?" I never knew what color that was supposed to be.
I knew a guy who had distinctly different colored eyes, one brown and one blue.
I have Betty Davis eyes.
Ain't got no eyes.
Mine have turned googly.
Lady Edith Crawley
Yes I was born with black eyes ( my mums are brown my dads are hazel almost greenish blue) now I'm fourteen and they are hazel, like they are a reddish copper colour were my pupil is and the rest is like gold light brown with green rims around it and I started noticing were the black rim of my eyes are its going into an olive type green.
My dad always told me my eyes would change to a jade green by the end of this year but idk if they are gonna keep changing, what do u guys think?
I worried op is dead.
My pupils are blue and my iris are brown.
Is that normal?
OP considered his sixties to be middle aged but those eye rings are indicative of later years.
People get very scared when this happens, but when i am really mad like furious my eyes.... they turn red. is that bad?
My eyes were originally Brown and whenI was about 12 years old they changed to green. I still have 2 dots of their original brown in each - but yes, eye color change also happenedto me.
Yes, I notice the same with my eyes. I have light brown eyes with blue rings.
My half Native American great grandmother eyes could change color especially if she was mad they would change color.Guess its a Native American thing.
Eyes can def change color the men in my family do I found out when I was young. My eyes are dark brown color but when my adrenaline gets going when I am in extreme stress. I was shot and again in a fight my heart was going and my adrenaline was going each time my nose bled and my eyes turned a glacier ice blue it freaked out my family and friends I found out the men on my fathers side of the family our eyes change to a bright blue when we are in very high stress or anger. We also lose complete control and go into a rage.
I was born with blue eyes in all my baby pics I had bright blue eyes and, according to my parents, they changed when i turned 1. I now have an amber like color
[quote] I'm firmly in middle age and I used to wear contacts (started with the hard ones in 1969)
Were you 6 when you started wearing contacts?
I have grey eyes that look blue when I wear blue and green when I wear green. And yes, bitches, they're stunning. Every guy who's ever so much as flirted with me has complimented them.
I have two blue eyes, however when I get upset my right eye turns green. This has also been acknowledged by my eye specialist. It has taken them about 20 years to notice that my right eye actually changes colour from blue to green under certain conditions.
My best friend from high school had blue eyes that darkened or lightened with his mood. When he was calm, they were light, but if he was extremely angry or excited, they became a very deep, inky blue.
My eye color has changed since I was little. As a toddler, I had green eyes. By my early teens, they were brown. Now they're mostly green, but a sort of golden brown towards the center.
Blue circles around your iris is a sign of high cholesterol. See a cardiologist and get on a statin. Quick!!
My eyes were always a Sharp Gray. Lately when I look in the mirror they've consistently been Black & Blue. What gives?
I have blue circles around my brown eyes. When my eyes tear, they turn deep blue.
I don't know if it's been mentioned, & I'm not reading everyone's eye color, I couldn't care less, but they can change brown eyes to blue now.
Only people that knew my brother well know this is true. at 37 yrs old He had a massive stroke due to a head injury. He was in a coma for a week. the Dr. said, Go ahead and file for his disability cause he permanently paralyzed on his left side. He will not ever be well again I argued that goodness, he is so young and strong and with therapy , prayer and time he surly will slowly get better. When he awoke from the coma and brain swelling was down , his speech was difficult, but the biggest shock was his "cat green eyes" were very clearly blue. there are 10 kids in our family and 4 of them have those green eyes, except now. that happened in 1992 and they have stayed blue. we have finally gotten used to them.
I'm friends with a couple whose son was born with blue eyes, but they turned hazel when he was about 4 years old.
What is with these random people posting about their eye colours, when they clearly don't belong on this site?
I mean, there are little kids telling us about their eye colour! And the other idiots signing their names, and using txtspk and sofaking we-todd-ed speelng, wtf!
Is it true all white babies have blue eyes?
My niece had beautiful large bright blue eyes that looked just like her Great Grandmother Hazel's eyes. A trait we must have told her from a very young age. When discussing eye color she became very indignant when we told her that her eyes were blue. She said my eyes aren't blue, I have Hazel's eyes.
Uncle Brian, you should have rared back and slapped some sense into your little niece!
That child is brain damaged apparently.
[quote]Is it true all white babies have blue eyes?
At birth, yes, nearly all white babies have blue eyes, but usually only for the first few months.
Even babies of other races can be born with blue eyes, but it's much less common.
I'm not sure mine have changed color during my lifetime but they do change color depending on the lighting: if the lighting comes from the side or from above they look greenish with quite a bit of yellow, but if the light source comes from the front, they are 95% green with just a tiny bit of yellow around the pupil. And when they are red from crying they're a striking green probably because of the contrast between the red and the green.
my eyes were medium brown until I move to Florida 35 years ago. After I moved to Florida, they gradually turned green. A few years ago, the eye doctor told me I lost the pigment in my eye. I wonder if the sun here did it, as I once thought.
My asian grandmother has green eyes, she used to have black eyes. It sometimes happens when you become old, I suppose.
I had super blue eyes out west moved out east and my eyes changes right away to green.I was 8years old and I thought I was going crazy!!
Yah my eyes turn blue, green, grey, turquoise, and hazel
My dark brown eyes have a dark blue ring around them also. I am 69, just started to notice this. I'm trying to find out what causes this also. I've never worn contacts?
As a teenager I had definitely blue/green eyes. Sort of an odd color, but they were the exact same color as my mom's eyes.
Now her eyes are light blue with no green whatsoever and I'm noticing that mine are far more blue than they used to be.
I'm 58 and this year my dark brown eyes have the slate blue ring around them also. Sometimes they look almost all blue with a little brown in the center.