The rarest eye color in the world is green with less than 2% of the world’s population having them. Eye color is influenced by the production of melanin in the iris, melanin also affects skin color. More melanin makes darker eyes, while less makes lighter.
Do genetics affect eye color?
Yes, eye color is impacted by genetics, but scientists have discovered it to be much more complex than originally thought. It used to be commonly believed that brown was a dominant eye color, and two brown eyed parents would have a brown eyed child. The understanding of dominant and recessive genes however has changed as two brown eyed parents can have a lighter eyed child meaning multiple genes are at work and can skip generations.
Can you change your eye color?
Eye color can change naturally however this is usually affected by health with some diseases or medications having an impact on the natural eye color.
If you want to intentionally experiment with changing your eye color then thanks to the latest development in contact lenses and color opacity you can use contact lenses to switch up your natural eye color. If you’ve always wanted green eyes, then it’s never been easier to switch up your natural eye color with green colored contacts. If you’re hesitant on experimenting with color contact lenses in fear that they will look unnatural then do not worry, long gone as the garish unnatural colors of the 90s and due to their soaring popularity from celebrities and influencers across the world, the availability and range of color contact lenses on the market are vast.
Solotica color contact lenses have been named the world’s most natural color contact lenses and are FDA approved. Established in 1949, with a wealth of experience, they pair the latest contact lens technology with incredible color opacity to ensure full coverage of the iris so no one will know you’re wearing contact lenses at all. Their natural color choices are inspired by the tones of Brazil so you’re sure to find your perfect shade of green ranging from bright forest tones through to earthy olive shades. If green doesn’t take your fancy then switch up your look with blues, browns, hazels and grays! Colored contact lenses for dark eyes have developed hugely so even you’re looking for bright tones, you can be certain they will fully cover your natural dark eyes.
Can you have surgery to permanently change your eye color?
New procedures are being developed to permanently change eye color, but these are still largely experimental and mostly unregulated. Many of these surgeries can have serious side effects including vision issues and even blindness. Color contact lenses are a much safer way to experiment with your eye color – always ensuring you’re buying from a reputable seller and that your eye doctor has confirmed your eyes are suitable for lenses.
Why do babies eye color change?
Babies eye color can change as the melanin develops in their iris. Some babies are born with blue eyes but as their melanin production increases, their eyes can turn brown. This process usually happens over one year as melanin increases into the iris, but it can take up to 3 years for babies eyes colors to fully develop.
How rare are grey eyes?
Grey eyes are also considered very rare however they are harder to account for as many people with grey eyes are counted as people with blue eyes across the world. Grey eyes vary in shades and blend commonly with blue but pure grey eyes are exceptionally rare.
What is the most common eye color?
Brown is the most common eye color worldwide with 55-78% of the global population having them. Ethnicity also affects this with dark brown eyes most prominent in Africa, East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Green is one of the most desirable eye colors, in part due to it being so rare. If you want to experiment with green eyes then we recommend trying colored contact lenses to transform your eyes into beautiful shades.