Dif-Eye-ing Eye Colors – Poll 1

eye color

Averi Farren

Here at Stacey Middle School, we have 935 students. If you multiply that by two you would get roughly 1,870 pairs of eyes here at Stacey. Everyone hears this quote all the time, “No one’s the same, everyone is unique.” but when it comes to eyes is that true? Are each pair of eyes unique in their own way?

Yes, it is true. Eyes are very unique. No two eyes have exactly the same iris patterns. Look in the mirror at both of your eyes. Just like fingerprints, identical twins don’t share the same iris swirls and patterns, so each of their irises is also unique. The irises in both of these eyes are unique from the others.

The color in your eye is the result of variations in the amount of melanin, a pigment found in the front part of the iris of the eye.

The lack of this pigment results in blue eyes, some pigment gives green and lots of pigment gives brown eyes. So light brown eyes just have a bit less melanin than darker brown eyes.

Many people with brown eyes have brown-eyed children, yes it is possible for two brown eyed parents to have a blue-eyed child because that’s the way genetics work. And although it is possible, it’s not likely and is rare.

Now, take the time to answer this quick poll and let us know what color your eyes are.

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