Why are my newborns eyes blue?
When babies are born, they don’t have melanin in their irises yet. However, they develop more melanin in their first weeks and months of life. This is why you’ll see the blue eyes change. A small amount of melanin in the eyes makes them appear blue.
Can newborn eyes get lighter?
Eye color is determined by the amount of melanin present in the iris of the eye, which develops as newborn babies grow. You should consult with a doctor if you notice your newborn has two different colored eyes or their eyes become lighter over time.
What should newborn eyes look like?
At birth, a newborn’s eyesight is between 20/200 and 20/400. Their eyes are sensitive to bright light, so they’re more likely to open their eyes in low light. Don’t worry if your baby’s eyes sometimes cross or drift outward (go “wall-eyed”). This is normal until your baby’s vision improves and eye muscles strengthen.
Why do brown eyes turn blue?
As you age, the structure and appearance of your body change. This is natural and not typically a cause for concern. As your skin, bone structure, and hair color change due to aging, your eyes may change, too. It’s not unusual for blue-tinted rings to appear around your iris — the colored part of your eye.
Why do I have really dark brown eyes?
As previously mentioned, exposure to light causes your body to produce more melanin. Even if your eye color has set, your eye color could slightly change if you expose your eyes to more sunlight. As a result, your eyes might appear a darker shade of brown, blue, green, or gray, depending on your current eye color.
Are blue eyes from inbreeding?
However, the gene for blue eyes is recessive so you’ll need both of them to get blue eyes. This is important as certain congenital defects and genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, are carried by recessive alleles. Inbreeding stacks the odds of being born with such conditions against you.