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Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Light
Yes: Blue eyes have less pigment in the iris and therefore transmit light to the retina easier, increasing light exposure and sensitivity. Not all blue-eyed people are abnormally sensitive to light. Adaptation can happen, as well as the wearing of sun glasses for protection and comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The iris is a barrier with an expandable hole in the middle through which light passes to the retina. Its function depends on blocking all light that doesn't enter the hole. All iris pigments leak a little light, called "straylight, " causing glare and mildly decreasing visual acuity. Blue pigment happens to leak the most light. Of more consequence is blue-eyed individual's skin photosensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly: Eyes are considered a part of the personality. If your eyes are blue to begin with, and you have an outgoing, warm relationship to others, they will attribute that in part to your bright blue eyes. There are contacts which can enhance eye coloration and if your eyes are red, or squinty, that will make the blue seem less obvious. ...Read more
Generally not: Brown eyes dominate over blue. While eye color inheritance is somewhat mixed, if the only colors in question are strongly blue and strongly brown, then brown dominates. This means of the two genes for any one characteristic, in this case brown, if you have one brown (the other can be either), your eyes will be brown. You would require two blue genes to get blue eyes. ...Read more
Blue Eyes : The most natural way to enhance the blueness of blue eyes is a good and optimistic attitude in life. Be excited about all you do. You adrenal glands then produce adrenaline, which in turn makes the pupil dilate and the eyes appear brighter. Assumption is made that the eyes are otherwise healthy. Dilating the pupils with drops is not a good idea, because vision becomes very blurry. ...Read more
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