Brown Eyed Girl may be a song that will forever be a hit because of its catchy tune, but it was also made popular because it gave most guys the opportunity to sing it to their brown-eyed girlfriend. As the most common eye color in the world, brown eyes are unique in their way. If you are a brown eyed beauty but feel like you’re less than unique because of your eye color, read this article to learn three interesting facts.
Less Likely to Get Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness amongst patients in the United States. And because there isn’t a cure for it yet, it is an eye disease that shouldn’t be messed with. But, did you know that if you have brown eyes you are less likely to get macular degeneration than individuals with lighter eyes? Consider yourself lucky.
Melanin is what gives your eyes and skin pigment. And, the more melanin your eyes have in them, the darker they are. Which means if you have brown eyes, they have more melanin than people with gray, blue, green, or hazel eyes. Melanin doesn’t just give you your eye color though; it also helps to shield your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays— giving you more protection in the process.
There Are different Shades
One of the unique things about any eye colors is that they can vary from shade to shade and color to color. For instance, if you have brown eyes, your color of brown is likely different from your friends or family members. Brown eyes can range from an almost amber looking hue to black— meaning that you are just as unique.
Having brown eyes may make you feel like you’re just another number in the crowd, but they have some unique benefits. To learn more about your eye color or eye health, contact Dr. Steve Thom today to schedule an eye examination.