What Does Your Eye Color Say About You? (Updated 2024)

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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, does it stand to reason eye color could affect a person’s personality?

Some people believe the color of our eyes provides a glimpse into everything from a person’s disposition to their sense of humor—and even how well they can handle their alcohol! Whether you think there’s credence to this belief or not, here’s a rundown of what your eye color could say about you.


Brown Eyes
Brown is the most common eye color in the world, but did you know that just 10,000 years ago, all humans were sporting this rich, earthy hue?

Personality-wise, brown-eyed folks are considered trustworthy and dependable. These charming and quite-grounded individuals are said to be more in touch with nature and do not care for materialistic things.

From a health perspective, brown eyes are linked to lower rates of age-related macular degeneration but higher rates of cataracts. Fortunately, nJoy Vision offers laser cataract surgery to help!


Blue Eyes
The beauty with sky blue eyes is unforgettable. Some people even use colored contact lenses in order to obtain their own vibrant and “enchanting” blue-eyed stare.

Charming, friendly, and attractive are just a few words to describe the blue-eyed bunch. They are the type to help others and lend a helping hand. The great sense of observation and outgoing personality are just two added traits that come with having blue eyes.

Health-wise, people with baby blues should take extra care to protect their eyes from the sun. Their lighter eye color can make them more sensitive to light (a condition called “photophobia”). Learn more about the importance of picking the right pair of sunglasses in our related blog post.


When it comes to rules, people with gray eyes tend to see in black and white. These people are often great leaders. They have a strong nature and remain strong when facing external pressure.

Gray-eyed guys and gals are calm, organized, and keep to themselves. Their eye color may not be bright and vibrant, but in their personal relationships, they are known for being extremely loyal.

Fun fact, gray eyes are the rarest in the world! Similar to blue eyes, gray eyes are more sensitive to light and may have an increased risk of eye-related disorders, such as ocular melanoma, without proper UV and sun protection.


Green Eyes
Just like sky blue, a bright and “popping” green is a desired eye color. Just like a stop light, green means go. Green-eyed people are driven and will not let anyone or anything stand in their way.

Making people laugh and have fun are their main goals, while also building relationships and trust. If you have a super witty friend, take a look at their eye color. It is probably green.

From a health perspective, there is some evidence to suggest that green-eyed individuals have a higher pain threshold than their dark-eyed counterparts. However, just as with blue and gray eyes, lower amounts of melanin in the eyes can lead to increased risks of eye cancers.


Hazel Eyes

Hazel eyes never back away from a challenge. The drive and focus these folks possess carry them far in life. They are sweet, empathetic, and kind, but also extremely outgoing and personable.

The beauty and elegance about them shines as they are spontaneous and fun-loving. Hazel is a unique color with unique set of characteristics. From a scientific perspective, hazel eyes have varying levels of melanin in the iris, creating shifting colors in different lights.

Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

Even though we all have our own personality and eye color, do we truly fit into a single category? How about you? Does your eye color fit you to a T, or  you a little bit of blue with a little bit of brown? Maybe all hazel with a dash of gray? Or some crazy all-in-one color combo? Let us know!

No matter what color your eyes are, it’s important to take good care of them. Scheduling an annual comprehensive eye exam can help you take charge of your eye health. To learn more about your eye care options, please request a consultation or call us at (405) 842-6060 to get started.

This post was originally published in August 2014 and has been updated for 2024.

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