When Honey was a baby and toddler I couldn’t go anywhere without someone commenting on her eyes. Her eyes were unique, my father likened them to a wolf’s eyes with a dark ring around the outer edge and then light blue on the inside. Almost all the photos I have of her between birth and 3 or 4 the first thing you notice is her eyes.
My mother recently looked at her and said “Honey your eyes are green?” I think she was a little surprised because they have been so blue for so long. The truth is they are neither green or blue. Some days they are green and other days they are blue. Neither color a bright distant color they are always a mixture of both but sometimes one color stands out more than the other. They are still beautiful but it surprised me they changed so much.
Though I know that babies eye color change as they grow, I was surprised to see it change at such an older age. So I had to do a little google research just to find out why.
Children who are light skinned are normally born with a very low melanin content in their cells and have blue eyes at birth. The amount of melanin usually increases until around the age of three and a child’s iris color then will probably remain somewhat similar throughout their life, although some studies show lightening or darkening of eye color occurs in about 40% of children up to age six. Between 10-15 percent of adolescents will continue to experience eye color changes well past the age of three. Even adults can continue to have changes in eye color over the years. In the past, it was believed that adult eye color changes were always the result of eye disease processes.