Science has concluded that eye color can reveal a lot of information about one’s personality. Hazel eyes are undoubtedly some of the most mysterious, rare and pretty eye colors out there. For that matter, many celebrities who supposedly have hazel eyes, in reality are wearing contact lens. We are staring at you Rihanna!
So what’s so special and unique about hazel eyes after all? If you’re interested to learn every little detail about them, read today’s list of 25 Surprising Facts About Hazel Eyes that follows and get enlightened.
What exactly are hazel eyes?
Hazel eyes are multi-colored, with a shade of green and a characteristic burst of brown or gold radiating outwards from around the pupil.
Hazel eyes are not about color though
Eye colors are heavily influenced by the pigmentation of the iris and how light scatters around it. Having hazel eyes is less about color though and more about how color is distributed within the iris.
Hazel Eyes vs Central Heterochromia
Many people get confused and think that hazel eyes occur due to Central Heterochromia. Science, however, strongly disagrees. See, the outer ring of an eye affected by Central Heterochromia is that iris’s true color.
More common in Caucasian countries
Not necessarily born with them
For some of us, the eye color that we are born with is the same with the one we will die with. This is the norm especially for people of African and Asian decent due to the high levels of melanin in their system.
For Caucasian people it’s a little different though. A baby of European origin can be born with blue eyes that can later turn different colors, including hazel.