There are many people in the world who have different colored eyes. This can be caused by a number of things, such as genetics, diseases, or injuries. Some people are born with different colored eyes, while others may develop them later in life.
Heterochromia - Different Colored Eyes
There are several different shades and colors of eyes that can be present in humans. The most common type of different colored eyes is heterochromia, which is when someone has two different colors in their eyes. This can be complete heterochromia, where one eye is a different color than the other, or partial heterochromia, where only a portion of the iris is a different color. Heterochromia is usually genetic, but it can also be caused by certain diseases or injuries.
Complete heterochromia is relatively rare, occurring in less than 1% of the population. Most people with complete heterochromia have one blue eye and one brown eye. Partial heterochromia is more common, and can involve any combination of colors.
Different colored eyes can also be caused by certain medical conditions, such as Horner’s syndrome or Waardenburg syndrome. Horner’s syndrome is a nerve disorder that can cause one eye to appear lighter than the other. Waardenburg syndrome is a genetic condition that can cause hearing loss and different colored eyes.
Approximately just under 1% of the world’s population have two eyes of a different color. While different colored eyes are relatively rare, they can be beautiful and unique. If you have different colored eyes, you should take care to protect them from the sun and other harmful UV rays. Wearing sunglasses or contact lenses with UV protection can help to keep your eyes healthy.
How to Celebrate Different Colored Eyes Day
Celebrate by sharing your selfies of your different colored eyes or give a shout out to someone you know who has this unique eye color.