Your mother and even grandmother may still remind you of how unique and valuable you are (no matter how embarrassing it may be), but if you have brown eyes, you may just feel like you’re another number in the crowd. However, brown eyes are a bit more unique than you may not be aware of. To help you feel just as important as your mom thinks you are, we have created a list of three benefits to help you embrace the brown-eyed beauty that you are. Read on to learn more.
They Are Less Prone to Sun Damage
Just because you have brown eyes, that doesn’t mean it gives you a free pass to avoid wearing sunglasses, but the darker the eyes you have, the less likely you are to get sun damage than individuals who have lighter colored eyes. Darker eyes have more melanin in them which is your skin and eyes’ natural protection against UV damage.
They Are Less Prone to Certain Eye Diseases
The sun can cause severe eye damage and result in eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. But because brown eyes have more melanin, it’s safe to say that if you have brown eyes, you are less likely to get these types of eye diseases.
There Are Different Color Variations
Often, people are grouped into one category based on things like their skin or eye color— leaving them feeling less distinctive than they are. However, if you have brown eyes, you likely have a different shade of brown than even your family members. There are several different shades of brown ranging from a light honey color to black. So, the next time you think you aren’t special, think again.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of brown eyes or schedule an eye examination without doctors contact Aker Kasten Eye Center today!