Saturday, January 16, 2016

Author Resource: Human Eye Colour Chart

Sometimes, for a novel, you have to research some really obscure things that your normal, every day person wouldn't have to contemplate. Sometimes there are normal things that you need more information about, that you don't always think about that closely. Now, finding information on this is easy if you know where to look, but it's also something that not many of us know about, off hand. So research is always necessary.

Here are a few websites that might help you find what you're looking for.

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Aclens

Baby Med

All About Vision

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Here's some of the information from All About Vision, that I found really useful.

"Contrary to popular belief, it's also possible for two blue-eyed parents to have a brown-eyed child.
Eye colors depend on the amount of pigment (melanin) found in the iris and how it is distributed. Light gray-blue eyes contain much less pigment than extremely dark brown eyes. And there are many shades of eye color in between.
Some people are even born with eyes of two different colors, a condition known as heterochromia."
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"The colored part of the eye is called the iris, which has pigmentation that determines our eye color.
Human eye color originates with three genes, two of which are well understood. These genes account for the most common colors — green, brown, and blue. Other colors, such as gray, hazel and multiple combinations are not fully understood or explainable at this time."
(also from All About Vision)
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