I was looking for information on an actor when I stumbled on their Wikipedia page and at the bottom it said he had heterochromia. What’s heterochromia? Well when I visited the page for heterochromia I found out that complete heterochromia, is when one iris is a different color from the other. In partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia, part of one iris is a different color from its remainder.
Animals display this condition which is frequently seen in white cats. Siberian huskey’s typically display complete heterochromia where one eye is blue and the other brown.
Many famous people have heterochromia and as you read this sentence I’m sure David Bowie’s name popped into your heads…see…not true both of his eyes are blue they only seem like a different color due to the fact that one of his pupils is permanently dialated. Heterochromia is also the reason that Elizabeth Taylor's eyes appear to be lavendar. No ones eyes are purple it’s just the mixture of colors that produce that beautiful effect. There are three true colors in the eyes that determine the outward appearance; brown, yellow, and grey. How much of each colour an individual has determines the appearance of his or her eye colour. Eyes displaying central heterochromia are often referred to as "cat eyes" because of the appearance of a multi-coloured iris.
That brings me to the point of this discourse and that is that I too have central heterochromia. My eyes are blue but the iris is surrounded by a greenish yellow ring. That’s a picture of my eye up there. No I don’t want to hear that I need to wax my brow or that I need to have an eyelid tuck or that the skin is beginning to look a little crepe-y. I already know these things but I did photoshop the bloodshot blearyness just to spare you the reader. Now you and I both know the reason behind my unusual eye color and the discovery that it’s the only hetero thing about me.