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IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER

Does eye color engender emotion? First, it is worth mentioning that blue eyes are a relatively new evolutionary adaptation among humans, having arisen between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. With that as background information that may or may not be pertinent to their research, researchers have found that people with brown eyes are deemed to be more trustworthy than their blue-eyed counterparts, especially men. Actually, the higher degree of trustworthiness is linked with the fact that brown-eyed men have bigger mouths, broader chins, bigger noses, and more prominent eyebrows than blue-eyed men. In short, brown-eyed men’s faces may be deemed more “approachable” while their blue-eyed counterparts may be said to be sexier. It’s all in the eyes of the beholder. You may recall the stunning blue eyes of Paul Newman or the violet eyes of Elizabeth Taylor.  Some research suggests certain eye colors are perceived as sexier than others.  Regardless of your eye color, routine eye exams are the cornerstone to good vision. Blue eyes are better adapted for vision in northern regions where there is reduced light because they let in more light than darker-colored eyes.