Saturday, May 19, 2007

My Mother was Right

The fiction in my family is that I had blue eyes until I was two. Then I had green eyes for about a year, which changed to hazel and finally settled on my current caramel-colored brown. I'm rather obsseviley vain about my light colored eyes. Since puberty I have throughly checked them for any signs of...darkening!

Now, according to a study in the Archives of Ophthalmology (1997;115:659-663) , they could be! But they could also be turning green!

A synopsis of the study can be found here. If your eyes are light brown, hazel, or grey, you have a 15% chance of their color changing in your adulthood as well.

1 comment:

  1. Why do you call it "fiction in your family"? One of my daughters was born w/ blue, they turned to hazel around 4 or 5 years old and then turned to hazel around 7 or 8. I promise, it is not my family fiction.