Eye color says much more about you than makeup or style of glasses. Eye color is based on genetics, and these same genetics determine what diseases or conditions the body is prone to. Some people believe eye color also plays a role in an individual’s personality. This, again, could be because of genetics. (I am a bit more skeptical about this one.)
Take a look below to see what your eye color reveals about you!
Dark Brown or Brown Eyes
A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology found that those with darker eyes are 2.5 times more likely to develop cataracts than those with lighter eyes. It was also found that this has no relation to sun exposure.
“According to our research, those with darker eyes are at greater risk, whether they’re sun worshipers or not,” says Robert Cumming, a professor of community health at the University of Sydney. (Source) However, those with brown eyes are also more sensitive to alcohol and may drink less because of that.
Personality wise, those with dark brown eyes tend to be natural-born leaders. They are often considered more agreeable and love playing sports. It is believed they could rule the world, but that may be because of how they are perceived. According to a study, people with brown eyes are considered more trustworthy than those with blue eyes. (Source)
People with blue eyes are more likely to develop melanoma but are least likely to develop vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition where the skin loses natural pigmentation. This may be true because of the genetics associated with both eye color and skin diseases.
“Genetically, in some ways, vitiligo and melanoma are polar opposites,” researcher Richard Spritz, MD, director of the Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, stated in a news release. “Some of the same genetic variations that make one more likely to have vitiligo make one less likely to have melanoma, and vice versa.” (Source)
People with blue eyes tend to have great physical and inner strength even if others do not see it. Many people tend to judge them before they know them and consider them weak or timid. However, women with blue eyes have been found to tolerate childbirth, anxiety, and depression better. They can also be sharp, ambitious, and inquisitive.
Grey eyes are actually a dimmer blue and are very rare. People with lighter colored eyes are actually at a greater risk for melanoma of the uvea (the middle part of the eye). This is because their irises do not filter out as much light as their darker colored counterparts. They are also prone to macular degeneration because of the same issue. (Source)
People with grey eyes tend to be better balanced. However, they also have an inner part of them that can be difficult to control. They can be defensive and make people work hard to get through their barriers. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
People with hazel eyes may be more prone to anxiety and have a lower pain tolerance. Unfortunately, this is all we know about those with hazel eyes, as they are considerably understudied. Individuals with hazel eyes are hard to study because true hazel can be hard to define. Most are variations of blue or green. (Source)
Hazel tends to be an uncommon shade which leads those with this eye color to feel they are unique from the beginning. They are commonly confident, spontaneous, and independent. Their personalities can be a bit harder to understand, but that is okay. It is good to take the time to get to know someone.
Green eyes, oddly enough, fall into the same category as grey eyes. Thus, those with this eye color are also prone to melanoma of the uvea and macular degeneration. This all has to do with the amount of light these colors allow into the eye. (Source)
People with green eyes are considered mysterious, alluring and even sexy. They are unpredictable, but not quick-tempered. They can also perform well under pressure and are considered highly creative.