Change your mood, change your color

Contact LensesThe iris is the part of the eye that carries the color. It is a muscle that expands and contracts to control the size of the pupil. The pupil gets bigger in low light and smaller in bright light. It also changes shape based on what you are doing, shrinking when you are doing close up things such as reading.

The cool thing is that when the pupil changes size, the pigments in the iris compress or spread apart. This changes the eye color to a degree.

The pupil can change size with certain emotions, thus changing the iris color dispersion and the eye color. You’ve probably heard people say your eyes change color when you’re angry, and that probably is true.

Your eyes can also change color with age. They usually darken somewhat. This happens more to white people (10 to 15%) because they tend to have lighter eye colors to begin with.

If you have dramatic changes in eye color, or if one eye changes, you need to see an eye doctor. Such changes can be warning signs of certain diseases such as pigmentary glaucoma.

And what would you think is the most attractive eye color? In a website poll of over 66,000 respondents, 20% said green was the most attractive, followed by hazel and light blue at 16%. Brown was far and away voted the least attractive (6%). But don’t take it personally, brown-eyed people; you can always opt for colored contact lenses, just like they do in the movies.

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