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Are my eyes really changing color?

 
 
 
Is it possible for eyes to change color? Whenever I cry, my usually blue-gray eyes change to a really bright bluish-green color. It also happens when I swim.

 

As you’ve probably realized by now, eye color doesn’t exactly work like a mood ring. However, that doesn’t mean the shade your eyes appear to be can’t alter under certain circumstances. The color changes you see when you cry or swim are tricks of the light.

 

Water changes the way beams of light bring out various colors. When it refracts in your eyes and bounces the color back in a visible spectrum, you might see more blue or more gray depending upon how much water is in your eye—from crying, allergies or swimming. Pretty cool, huh?
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

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