How Does Someone Get Two Different-Colored Eyes?

How Does Someone Get Two Different-Colored Eyes?

The medical term for mismatching eye colors is heterochromia iridium. Brown eyes are rich in melanin, whereas blue eyes lack high levels melanin. Many babies are born with blue eyes and develop melanin, causing their eyes to darken.

01:15

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Most babies are born with blue eyes that can darken within the first three years. (0:10)

  • 2

    Eye color is determined by the genetic material of a child's parents. (0:27)

  • 3

    People having different colored eyes is usually due to a problem with pigment transport during development. (0:38)

See all

Color

Fashion

Science

Stress

Get smarter every day! Like us on Facebook.
You'll get the most interesting and engaging topics in your feed, straight from our team of experts.