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Old 01-30-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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I have read this in a number of threads. Lately, I have noticed that my DH, in his late 40s, seems to have greener eyes, almost a pale emerald. Very beautiful, but when we met, over 25 years ago his eyes were hazel.

Has any one noticed this?
Interesting thread - reading the posts it seems to be happening a lot with green eyes! Mine were almost brown when I was younger - now - really green. My daughter's eyes are hazel and getting greener. My mother's eyes did the same - hazel to a pale green as she got older.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Many European babies are born with blue/light eyes, which often darken into anything up to a dark brown. I do think after middle age your eyes do tend to lighten - I've noticed it in people of all ethnicities. Having cataracts can also make one's eyes appear lighter, like my grandfather's eyes look almost blue.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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They do especially if, some day, as you've aged, you gaze out at the world through rose-tinted glas... contact lenses.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: london
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i guess so. When I was younger my eyes were light brown and now are almost black
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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My eyes have definitely changed color but my optometrist said its due to the lack of sunlight reaching my irises. They've gotten lighter over the years but no complete color change for me. They're just about 5 shades lighter.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: london
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My eyes have definitely changed color but my optometrist said its due to the lack of sunlight reaching my irises. They've gotten lighter over the years but no complete color change for me. They're just about 5 shades lighter.
what color are they? This is very interesting...the lack of sunlight can change your eyes color...
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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what color are they? This is very interesting...the lack of sunlight can change your eyes color...
They went from pitch black to light brown.

I used very dark color contacts daily in my youth all throughout high school and college so it may have made a difference in comparison to regular contacts.

Although I've been told recently at my latest check up that I've developed a red ring around my irises because my eyes have been deprived of oxygen from constant contact use. Its extremely gradual and minute, so no worries anytime soon and I can keep wearing contacts. But I wear my glasses more often now!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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I've noticed some elderly black people's eyes go from brown or hazel in their youth to blue, as they age. I've heard it may be due to cataracts.

I'm not sure how common this is with the elderly of of other races.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Gilbert Arizona
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One more with hazel darker eyes that lost their brown spots and are now jade(smokey dark blue- green) green with very little brown. They are still dark, but green. When we first moved to the Phoenix area a few Summers back, I was outside alot in the harsh sun and noticed the brown (melanin) spots increasing, but presently they are more green again.

My young son has golden brown eyes with very little hazel green, but I am sure they will be like mine someday and my father has the same jade green color I now have. My Dad and I are prematurely silver grey from dark brown- anyone else with fading eyes have the pre-mature grey??
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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I had blue eyes as a kid, until puberty. Since then they have been green. Right around age 13, I looked in the mirror one day and was like "hey mom, I have green eyes now!"
Maybe when I hit menopause they'll change again?
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