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Is There Such Thing as Purple Eyes?


Your eyes are one of the very first things someone notices when they look at you.  They show emotion and are many times a dead giveaway to what you’re thinking or feeling.  As you look around, you’ll find people with blue, brown, or hazel eyes. But is it possible to see someone with purple eyes?  Do you know someone with violet-colored eyes?  If it’s possible, what other eye colors exist?  Let’s check out all the possibilities.

Can You Have Naturally Purple Eyes?


Yes, natural purple eyes are possible.  There are many different shades of blues and greys out there and many in-between colors.  Although very rare, some people’s natural pigmentation can even be violet or purple in color.

As you know, your eye color can also change depending on the lighting in the room and the clothes and makeup you are wearing.  Has it ever seemed as though your eyes were completely different just because you were wearing a new shirt?  What about seeing a loved one outdoors, in the sunshine with bright, excited eyes?  The lighter your eye color, the more light that is reflected off of them.  You can definitely make your eyes appear brighter, lighter, and more vibrant with a simple clothing or lighting change.

Who in the World Has Purple Eyes?


Maybe you know someone with purple or light violet-colored eyes.  What a treat if you do!  

Elizabeth Taylor, a Hollywood actress beginning in the 1940s, was well known for her beautiful violet eyes.  Today, many people believe that they weren’t naturally violet, but colored contacts did not even come about until the 1980s.  Ms. Taylor truly had beautiful, natural, violet eyes that were just stunning.  She knew how to wear bright, colorful clothing to make her eyes “pop” and look even more vibrant.

What Are the Rarest Eye Colors in The World?


Have you ever run into someone with a really unique eye color?  It is neat to see the different colors even our close family members can have.  You may have asked yourself at some point what the rarest eye color is.  What is your guess?  What color eyes have you never seen before?  Here is a list of the most unique and rare eye colors out there (in no particular order):

  1. Black eyes (appear black but are really dark brown)
  2. Red or pink eyes
  3. Amber eyes (appear to be glowing!)
  4. Green eyes (only 2% of the population have these!)
  5. Violet eyes
  6. Heterochromia (when one eye is a different color than the other or there is a spot that is different in color)

We know that genetics play a huge role in someone’s eye color, but there is so much that we don’t understand and so much more we need to learn.  

To learn more about your unique eyes and how you can create healthy vision habits for yourself, contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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