Why Do Hazel Eyes Change Color?

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Hazel eyes are gorgeous so are green they are a very rare eye colour. Hazel eyes are produced normally by two people one with blue or green and one with brown although its not always the case. There is a rare gene that allows eyes to dramatically go from one colour to another within a period of 3-5 years. People can mistake hazel with brown they are so wrong hazel eyes are normally a golden brown colour with green or misty grey or blue if you have ever seen hazel eyes normally the darker colour is in the center of the eye and and lighter around the edges as people with this eye colour by the time they are reaching mid 30s or early 40s there eyes will have changed either to a bright green misty grey or light blue very pretty this has happened to me and if you ask people they will probably say eyes only change as a baby. But its because the eye changing gene is so rare many eye doctors probably havent heard of it.
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Steven Vakula answered
I believe it is the light, colors one wears and their mood. I have hazel eyes and am always amazed at what they may be at any given time. It is almost like they are a mood stone. If you look real close at them they are a kaleidescope with a dominant color but not a solid color. At time they appear to be one color usually the dominant color but can change fairly quick.
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I disagree with the comment that mood makes no difference. My parents have hazel eyes, so do I, very different shades. My father's gray & brown my mothers brown w some green and mine mix blue-gray outside , green flakes & brown at the iris sort of a star pattern. If I cry they become bright green, if I am very sedate or with some clothing more blueish gray or green but mostly all 3 shades. All of our eyes change when angry intensifies dominant color becomes bright me-green, F-gray &. M-brown
Steven Vakula
Steven Vakula commented
In my experience this is totally false! I have seen people's eye change color when they are emotional! Especially Anger will turn the lightest eye's a dark as coal!
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Steven Vakula commented
Perhaps you are not aware of the changes or even may not have eye color that changes with your mood, however this does not prove that emotions do not change eye-color. Some people have certain color-blindness which prevents them from seeing certain colors. All of my siblings have dark olive skin however I have pink-white skin completely different yet from the same parents. I have seen and witnessed people, dog's and cat's eye's change color with different moods. Most notable is seeing red!
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I have hazel green eyes, but when I wear blue or am in a low mood they take on an aqua blue tone. When I wear green or when I am angry they turn a brighter green. When I wear golds, yellows, or oranges, they get more of a golden tint. If I am feeling "frisky" they take on a darker shade of green, almost brown, and have large flecks of gold. I have been told that they look almost feral when they are like that.
I am not sure why this happens, I have just always had this. I enjoy it actually. I can change my eye color, sometimes drastically, just by changing the color I am wearing or the mood I am in.
I know they are multi colored, You can see it plainly. When I wear white or a light color they are brown around the pupil, then green in the middle with a gold band around the outside.
I figure this is my true hazel color.
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Kalista commented
Hazel eyes change color due to lighting, not mood. And they are always only golden brown or reddish brown, never green in color. That's a modern misconception.
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Lizz Piper answered
Okay so can someone please help me. My eyes are a half and half. My dad has baby blue eyes, his eyes have like two shades of blue in them. My mom on the other hand has hazel eyes that change with her mood.
My eyes are both half hazel and half blue, though  I'm  like my mom thats changes with my mood. When I'm excited they are green with that all original hazel middle.When I am calm/normal they are dark blue-ish gray with the hazel middle near my pupil, and more green in it to. When I'm in the sun/outside they are blue with dark blue outside.
When I take a picture with flash on my eyes are very dark blue on the outside barley though, and in the middle is the bluest blue I've ever seen like pale and calm sky blue (with no white). Without flash they are dark blue with a little gray in the middle is a little bit of soft brown.
Can someone please explain.
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I have blue eyes and they change colors. Mine will go all the way from a soft green to power grey to ocean blue. I can be wearing the same cloths all day in the same lighting enviroment and see them change! Sometimes they will even be two very different colors! My Husbands will also change a little bit depending on the light and his mood but no were near as drastically as mine change.
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Haley Osborne answered
I have hazel eyes. Though mine I'm sure are different from anyone else's.  Around the pupil I have a yellow/very light brown ring. In the middle I have a very light green thick ring with few white specks in both eyes. And the outer thin ring is a dark blue. I love my hazel eyes. I believe that when I go out into the sun/ am very happy my eyes change color to a light green/yellow which I adore.
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My eyes are hazel with a brown band around the pupil, dark green in the middle and a lighter green on the inside. Ive been at the beach for the past few days and have noticed that after spending all day in the sunlight my eyes are a very light green. I wish I could keep them this color all the time! Mine are constantly changing based on the colors surrounding me.
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I got hazel eyes, and my friends always know when I'm mad or happy, they said that when I'm mad they turn a dark green blue, and when I'm happy it turned really light, and the stuff you wear can also effect them as well like a blue shirt
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My eyes change color depending on the lighting. When its a cloudy day my eyes are reddish brown. But when it's really sunny and the sun is in my eyes my friends say my eyes has some green, yellow, orange, and gray.
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My son is hazel, and sometimes I would swear that he has a touch of green, but I know it is only because of the way the light catches them, now my husband is another story, he has blue and they go from steel blue to powder gray. Hope this helps.
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My eyes are true hazel/amber and they my parents had grey eyes and amber eyes so the amber eye gene had carried on. As the person above me said when I am outside in sunlight my eyes look like twilight's vampire eyes, and when I am inside they look light brown.
Borislav Georgiev Profile

Hi can i ask the same question, my father have green eyes and my mother have dark brown, i have a kind of hazel eyes.. If i look on the sun light my eyes becoe green and brown, but if it's dark my eyes are kind of much brown and little green, if you look closely

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Moo C. answered
Well it depends where people are looking from it's like me for instance from far away people think a I have brownish black eyes but when they come close to me the start to see a sort of sparkle in my eye so I guess it's just the light
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I guess I have hazel eyes. They are a blueish green with a golden feathered band around the iris. I have noticed that my irises change color and it has nothing to do with my mood. About 5 years ago I spent four hours in a dimly lit room, it was a field trip kind of thing. Usually my eyes are the color I explained before. After that four hour time period I happened to look in a mirror and my eyes had changed to a solid blue-gray. Its not the mood, its the lighting and how long you stay in that amount of light.

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