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jmon

31 months ago

Does your eye color affect how well you see?

Recent research shows that blue-eyed men prefer blue-eyed women. Thus it appears that, at least to some observers, eye color is important.
But why do humans have different eye colors?
It mostly comes down to the amount and location of melanin (the same substance which controls skin color) in the human eye. Pale eyes such as blue, grey or green eyes contain little melanin, dark brown eyes contain more. Which eye color you get is primarily determined by the eye color of your parents.

Did you know that your eye color influences how we see?
It turns out that it does. The darker the eyes, the more light is absorbed as light waves pass through the eye, and the less light is available to reflect within the eye. Light reflection (scatter) within the eye can cause susceptibility to glare (eg. sun or headlights) and to poor contrast discernment. Thus it seems that people with darker eyes may have better vision in high-glare situations – perhaps this makes them better night drivers, for example.

Eye color may also affect your color vision. The lighter eyes may have some advantages. It appears that blue-eyed people should really go for dark-eyed partners – this way one can pick the paint colours, and the other can drive home at night!!!
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BEPW

  27 months ago
this is really interesting information. Thanks for sharing! I think I got the best of both worlds- my mom has blue eyes, my dads eyes are brown, and I got hazel. Some days they are more green, and some days they are more brown. my vision is pretty good.
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pattik11

  27 months ago
Is this why I can not see at night when I am driving?
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goose373

  28 months ago
I never thought about this but I guess it makes sense that different colored eyes see things differently.
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tracyzelitt

  28 months ago
My husband and I both have dark eyes...and I can't see to drive at night at all...my husband does all of the night driving.
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Kari22

  28 months ago
Well, I guess I paired up right! I'm blue eyed and my husband has dark brown eyes. I am much more light sensitive.
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ck_AnneJ

  29 months ago
Thanks for all that info. Never really thought about it before.
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stanandLorel

  29 months ago
makes sense if you think about it- I have blue eyes and I always need to wear sunglasses more than more brown eyes husband
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KattheAdministrator

  29 months ago
I really doubt it. I mean, why would God make one person's eyes easier to see with than anothers.
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Tizzy740

  29 months ago
Hi, That is very interesting, I had not heard of this before.
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godlovessarah

  29 months ago
I had never heard of that. I have hazel eyes and never had a glare or sun problem. Is hazel in between? :)
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