Hazel eyes, arguably one of the most mysterious eye colors, are as unique as they are beautiful. And while hazel isn’t exactly a color, per se — it’s more of a pattern of colors within the iris — those lucky enough to be blessed with this phenotype can have a mix of brown, yellow, green, and blue in their irises. That’s why no two pairs of hazel eyes are exactly alike and why each pair has their own nuance.
Whereas people with brown, blue, and green eyes usually only appear to have one color in their iris, people with hazel eyes have several, according to an article in Owlcation. Additionally, as previously stated, having hazel eyes is less about color and more about how color is distributed within the iris. And that can have some significant variation, as there’s a lot at play when it comes to how hazel eyes appear.
Although having light-colored eyes is considered to be quite beautiful, it can come with its own set of risks and vulnerabilities. To that end, it’s important to point out that people with hazel eyes who have more melanin in their eyes are less prone to some risks than hazel-eyed folks with super light-colored eyes. It’s just the luck of the draw.
SOURCE: THE LIST