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Clarity
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I got sent one of those dumb chain quizzes that purportedly tells you what your personality is like based on your eye color, like blue eyed people are more outgoing, brown eyed are more sensual, whatever. Total crap, right? So I google "eye color personality" and get these:
kooky
ditzy
The second is pretty much word-for-word what I got on MySpace. The first one, I read through and it says that green or hazel eyes are due to "toxins" accumulating in people who should have blue eyes... Hmm, so my beautiful eyes mean I'm full of toxins? If any of you know someone who subscribes to this, tell us about it. I'm curious, because it's crazy.
I never know what color I should say my eyes are, anyway. I like to say yellow, but thats not a recognized human eye color, so what do you call that? Any optometrists here who can tell me?

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You have the same eyes I do and I always said my eyes are hazel. But then again on good days my eyes are green, so I must have some good toxins in my eyes.
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You have beautiful eyes. I would call them hazel.

That eye color thing was about the most useless waste of cyberspace I've seen yet. Every single color of eyes is hot, sexy, beautiful, and a good kisser. Yeah. So by definition, every human on the planet has all those qualities. If they do, and perhaps they do, then why bother to distinguish between them with eye color? [lol]

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The toxin crap is nonsense. There is more than one gene responsible for eye color pigment. My eyes are mixed like yours (although more blended, so they look about halfway between green and brown unless you're looking closely to see the rings). I just call them hazel. I can assure you I am neither kooky nor ditzy.
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I would say you have hazel eyes-almost the same color as my brother's. We say that he has lion's eyes.

Mine are gray, which kind of sucks when taking those quizzes where you have to pick an eye color (most don't list gray as an acceptable color.) My eye doctor even said that my eyes were a true gray.

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I have not heard about color itself being linked to toxins, but perhaps the poster is confusing eye color with spots on the iris? There is a field of study called Iridology that purports ot be able to identify malfunctioning parts of the body via "spots" on certain parts of the iris.

I don't know how effective Iridology is but the "eye color equals personality" thing is a bunch of hooey (although I have no cite for that).

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They look yellow to me, with a hint of orange as an unofficial extra ring (Did I mention you look hot?). I know about the odd colors myself. They've changed about 5 itmes from blue to gray to two-tone olive to recently silver and now it's inner silver outer greenish (Not the ugly olive this time). I like the new shades.
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Clarity-I happen to think you have rather pretty golden-green eyes. I wonder what those folks would say about my eyes? Mine change with my moods. I have gray-blue-green eyes. I happen to know this is genetic because both my father and my daughter do too. I know it is mood and not clothing related because I have a double portrait (done in a weird 70's style) that shows me with both colors. (Blue and Green) The photographer had made me mad in between the shots.

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Clarity
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quote:
Originally posted by erinker74:
I have not heard about color itself being linked to toxins, but perhaps the poster is confusing eye color with spots on the iris? There is a field of study called Iridology that purports ot be able to identify malfunctioning parts of the body via "spots" on certain parts of the iris.

I don't know how effective Iridology is but the "eye color equals personality" thing is a bunch of hooey (although I have no cite for that).

Your site about Iridology is a little sketchy. It says a lot of the same things as my cite, and I'm getting the little "quackery" feeling in the back of my mind...
First off, it call the iris the irid. Not accepted medical terminology, as far as I know.
Second, one of its claims to being legit is that it is the "Wisdom of the Ages," because obviously everything our ancestors came up with is the truth, just like trepanning and bloodletting. Less than proven "alternative therapies" tend to use this line.
Third, they claim that they can spot health problems by examining the eyes before they occur. That way, they can sell you products to fix the "problem" and if it never happens, it's because the product worked, not that the diagnosis was wrong.
Fourth, look at this chart. I really doubt that there is any mechanism linking these areas so precisely to areas of the body. That was the kicker for me.
So, I hereby declare iridology a buncha hooey. Personal opinion, of course.
Oh yeah, and thanks for all the compliments, everyone! I guess my eyes are hazel, because the learned snopesters declare it so. [Big Grin]

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You have pretty hazel-green eyes! I have hazel-green also; my uncle has hazel-blue. I know it's strange...when I look at the color of my eyes closely I see a lot of yellow also.
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The most accurate description I've ever heard of my eye colour is "duck sh!t green". I prefer to think of them as hazel.

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Clarity, I'm not an optometrists, but I am an optician. I work with eyes all day long, and I must say, yours are amazing. To put your eyes into a "boxfitting" color, we'd say hazel. [Smile]

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Clarity
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quote:
Originally posted by Forgotten Fay:
Clarity, I'm not an optometrists, but I am an optician. I work with eyes all day long, and I must say, yours are amazing. To put your eyes into a "boxfitting" color, we'd say hazel. [Smile]

Forgotten "Don't Blink..." Fay

Did I mean to say optician instead of optometrist? I honestly don't know the difference, so beg your pardon. [dunce]

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quote:
Originally posted by Em:
The most accurate description I've ever heard of my eye colour is "duck sh!t green". I prefer to think of them as hazel.

I have been told my eyes are the color of raw sewage. I also prefer the word hazel.

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quote:
Originally posted by Clarity:
Did I mean to say optician instead of optometrist? I honestly don't know the difference, so beg your pardon. [dunce]

No dunce cap needed, Clarity - two different specialties.

Optician:
A person who makes or sells eyeglasses and, usually, contact lenses, for remedying defects of vision in accordance with the prescriptions of ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Optometrist:
A person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment.

You do have beautiful eyes, BTW.

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I have a similar eye-color, only with a little more gold around the pupil. From a distance they look more like a light brown than yours do. I once asked a guy in one of my high-school classes what color he thought they were, and he answered "a greenish, yellowish, brownish, pukish color." [Roll Eyes] Gee, thanks!

I have had a difficult time answering the "what's your eye-color" question, but like Deaddonelin did, I often refer to them as greenish-gold. For some reason, hazel never seemed right, but I guess that the snopesters have spoken, so hazel they are. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by ToadMagnet:
quote:
Originally posted by Clarity:
Did I mean to say optician instead of optometrist? I honestly don't know the difference, so beg your pardon. [dunce]

No dunce cap needed, Clarity - two different specialties.

Optician:
A person who makes or sells eyeglasses and, usually, contact lenses, for remedying defects of vision in accordance with the prescriptions of ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Optometrist:
A person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment.

You do have beautiful eyes, BTW.

Toad"Plain ol' blue, here"Magnet

Heh! I was an optician too. Back when you had to measure pd's with a little "pd stick." (a special ruler) nowadays they have some fancy schmancy newfangled gadget.

Mine are just plain old blue too.

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quote:
Originally posted by NeeCD:
I have a similar eye-color, only with a little more gold around the pupil. From a distance they look more like a light brown than yours do. I once asked a guy in one of my high-school classes what color he thought they were, and he answered "a greenish, yellowish, brownish, pukish color." [Roll Eyes] Gee, thanks!

I have had a difficult time answering the "what's your eye-color" question, but like Deaddonelin did, I often refer to them as greenish-gold. For some reason, hazel never seemed right, but I guess that the snopesters have spoken, so hazel they are. [Smile]

Hazel are eyes that are a combination of colors usually including green or brown. There's a lot of different ways that eyes can be hazel.

Eyes are cool. Brown eyes come in all colors and so do blue eyes but they just get called "brown" or "blue" too so don't feel bad about the non specificity of "hazel". ~ my daughter's eyes are a warm coppery brown and my husband's are a more golden brown, very different, but both called brown.

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Mine have little flecks and whirls all over them. Guess this means I'm *way* unhealthy.

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Mine tend to change colour. When I'm ill they are more grey and in certain lights they are more green but most of the time they are blue.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Pikey Snow Queen:
Mine tend to change colour. When I'm ill they are more grey and in certain lights they are more green but most of the time they are blue.

Me too, shifting from sorta Ocean Grey to Military Green, unless i've been smoking and drinking, then they're just red [lol]

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There are a few medical conditions that affect eye colour/appearance. High cholesterol can cause a white band around the iris. I was told that trauma can cause a change in eye colour.

Eye colour will also look different in different light!

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Is that physical or emotional trauma?

When I was young, I had deep brown eyes - my family used to say it was because I full of crap up to my forehead, but that is fodder for another thread...

When I was a teen, my eyes "washed" out, and became more hazel. However, I found in my 20's that they would change color a bit when I thought to look at them.

After I went to the first Gulf War and met my eventual beloved bride, my eyes were blue... with bits of hazel around the pupil. She accused me of having several sets of colored contacts when she began seeing different colors. I told her that she was on drugs, because people with glasses don't wear contacts... [Wink]

After years of paying attention, my eyes change colors according to mood.

Mad=brown (the deeper, the more angry I am)
Content=blue (after a good meal or sex)
Happy/playful=hazel
Horny=green (the deeper, the hornier)

I've been known to run the gamut within one day...

What the heck does that say about my genes? Do I have like four fathers or something?? [lol]

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I agree with everyone that says that your eyes are hazel, and your eyes look almost like mine. except for me one eye has more brown than green, and the othe other is more green than brown.

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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
Is that physical or emotional trauma?

When I was young, I had deep brown eyes - my family used to say it was because I full of crap up to my forehead, but that is fodder for another thread...

When I was a teen, my eyes "washed" out, and became more hazel. However, I found in my 20's that they would change color a bit when I thought to look at them.

After I went to the first Gulf War and met my eventual beloved bride, my eyes were blue... with bits of hazel around the pupil. She accused me of having several sets of colored contacts when she began seeing different colors. I told her that she was on drugs, because people with glasses don't wear contacts... [Wink]

After years of paying attention, my eyes change colors according to mood.

Mad=brown (the deeper, the more angry I am)
Content=blue (after a good meal or sex)
Happy/playful=hazel
Horny=green (the deeper, the hornier)

I've been known to run the gamut within one day...

What the heck does that say about my genes? Do I have like four fathers or something?? [lol]

I meant trauma in the medical sense of "injury". The colour might get deeper, possibly, with excitement because the iris (muscle) is contracting in order to dilate the pupil and this concentrates the pigment in a smaller area. Also more blood flow to that muscle might make it darker? When relaxed, the pupil is contracted and the iris muscle is relaxed so perhaps the pigment is spread out over a wider area, hence appearing paler? My eye stuff is well out of date so someone would have to check on eye structure and function.

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I'm another one who always feels a bit clueless when I have to put down "eye color" on forms. My eyes aren't at all green, nor are they a light brownish color, so hazel doesn't really work. They distinctly have a ring of brown on the inside of the iris, and a ring of blue on the outside of the iris, and the two rings blend together. So my eyes are blue AND brown, but you can't put THAT down on a form. I haven't a picture of them unfortunately.

ETA: I actually managed to take a shot that turned out decent. What on earth would you call this color?

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Syllavus, I think the term is dichroic (2-shaded), at least that's the term I'm familiar with in the feline literature. With lots of genes affecting eye colour you're bound to get people with interesting mixtures and shadings.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dichroic

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Syllavus, your eyes are so pretty! I've never seen two-shaded eyes before.

I don't even know what color my eyes are, now. I guess they're hazel, but they're not the cool kind of hazel, like Clarity's. There just brown with green & yellow lines. I don't even know if that qualifies as hazel.

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I knew a woman who had one blue eye and one brown eye. She didn't care for the look, and had colored contact lenses years before they became common.

There was a girl in my high school who had golden-yellow eyes. Her hair and eyes actually matched.

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quote:
Originally posted by Malruhn:
When I was young, I had deep brown eyes ...

When I was a teen, my eyes "washed" out, and became more hazel. However, I found in my 20's that they would change color a bit when I thought to look at them.

After I went to the first Gulf War and met my eventual beloved bride, my eyes were blue... with bits of hazel around the pupil. ...

After years of paying attention, my eyes change colors according to mood.

I was about to reply to this and say it was crap...nobody's eyes change that much BUT... check out this wiki of National Geographic's Afghan girl from 1984 and then again from 2002. Now click on the close up of the two photos. Wow... that's some difference!
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quote:
Originally posted by Rhiandmoi:
quote:
Originally posted by Em:
The most accurate description I've ever heard of my eye colour is "duck sh!t green". I prefer to think of them as hazel.

I have been told my eyes are the color of raw sewage. I also prefer the word hazel.
I call my daughter's eye color "ancient forest". They are a dark hazel that tends toward green. I've never come up with a good description of my own eye color. They are blue, for sure, but a sort of "flinty" blue. I'm often asked if I wear colored contacts, so it seems to be an unusual blue.

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My eyes used to be blue; now they are grey. They also used to have cool little yellow flecks in them, but not anymore.

My sister's eyes are blue/green.

My mother's eyes were so blue they looked violet much of the time.

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My eyes started out a very bright shade of dark blue, almost the same shade as a siamese cats. 30 years later, they are a blue-grey color and they get more grey and less blue every year lol.
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This article might be of interest in the eye colour discussion - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6195091.stm

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My eyes are a greenish hazel, but due to family genetics I suspect they are really a blue/brown hazel. When I'm mad, they tend to get dark and everyone thinks they are brown or black. When I'm happy, people think they are blue. Normally, they look green.

My niece has the most awesome turquoise eyes. I suspect it's a blue/green hazel.

As for the personality thing, does that mean that almost the entire continent of Africa has the same personality? And East Asia? And Sweden on the other end of the spectrum? Silly.

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