Monthly Archives: September 2017

26 Sep


It’s often thought that blue eyes are the most attractive. People with blue eyes often receive compliments on how beautiful their eyes are. I’ve heard more than once from people with brown eyes… I wish I had your eye color!  But are us, blue eyed, people the lucky ones? Not when it comes to eye health.

So first off, blue eyes are not a gift, it is purely a genetic mutation! All human beings are African descents, originally all humans had brown eyes. According to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, one individual 6,000 to 10,000 years ago from Europe suffered this genetic mutation and ended up with blue eyes. This mutation basically made us where our eyes don’t hold melanin. Melanin is a pigment held in the iris of the eye. A lot of this pigment, melanin, makes eyes brown. For those of us who are mutants and have iris that won’t hold melanin are eyes look blue.

Melanin is said to help protect the eye from harsh UV radiation, so technically individuals with beautiful brown eyes are more protected than those of us with blue. Blue eyed individuals have nothing in the iris to naturally protect our eyes, …
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