300+ Branches Nationwide
Free Shipping Above PHP 1999

Seeing Gray: Diving Into This Rare Eye Color

Close-up shots of two women wearing brown and gray colored contact lenses.

When meeting someone new, what do you notice first? It’s probably their eye and eye color. And when they sport a rare hue, you also wonder how it would look on you. Now, how often do you see people with gray eyes? For most of us, we’ve yet to encounter a person. So, if you want to know how to have a closer experience with someone with gray eyes, stick to the end of this blog!

How Rare Are Gray Eyes?

It’s common to come across a person with brown eyes, so it’s fascinating to see someone with a different eye color than usual. The prevalence of eye colors varies depending on where you are. However, an estimated 3% of people have gray eyes worldwide. Which undoubtedly becomes one of the rarest colors. 

Fast facts! You can find more individuals with gray eyes in Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and among the Algerian Shawia people. Also, people often mix up gray, blue, and green eyes because of how similar they appear based on clothing, lighting, and mood. Thus, if you see someone with gray eyes, you might want to look twice! 

What Do Gray Eyes Look Like?

Like any other eye color, gray eyes vary in appearance. Some appear lighter or darker than others. It’s because no one has the same eye shade, just like our fingerprints! Another cool thing about them is you may see gold flecks or green surrounding the iris.

But how do they become gray? Melanin—the one in charge of providing brown pigment, plays a role in your eye color. More melanin means darker shades, while less pigmentation gives lighter eye colors.

So, what does this mean for people with gray eyes? The front layer of the iris has little to no melanin, resulting in that beautiful light shade. Moreover, the amount of pigment affects how light enters and reflects, influencing the iris’ appearance. 

Choosing The Best-Colored Contacts

Is this making you want a different eye color, especially gray? Sporting the eye color you want is possible with colored contact lenses! You choose from various available shades that complement your natural eye color.

For a more subtle change for those with light-colored eyes, you can choose tints that define your iris’ edges and deepen your natural color. If you have gray eyes, you can opt for blue or green lenses. For dark-colored eyes, you can use opaque tints such as honey-brown, brown, or hazel-colored ones. You can also make your look more dramatic by sporting colors that stand out, like blue, green, or violet.

A box of Flexwear Oriental Poppy colored contact lens

But, no matter the color of your natural eye, you can experiment with various hues using colored contact lenses. Plus, confidence can also start from feeling good! Thus, if you want gray eyes, go ahead and flaunt your new look. It’s a good thing EO has a range of lenses in that shade. Just take your pick from the bestsellers: Grey Tulip, Slate Gray, and Grey Mist.

If you’re worrying about your vision, we have more good news. You can have your colored lenses graded to see better

Hmm… But Are Contact Lenses Safe?

Of course, they are safe! You’re all good, considering they fit you properly with proper wear and care. Plus, visit an eye doctor near you to guarantee they fit your eyes right and ensure a more natural look. 

Don’t worry about the lenses causing damage to your eyes as long as you adhere to your doctor’s advice. Like the regular ones, you must follow when you need to replace them and how long you should wear them. Plus, daily disposables are good choices for special occasions or experimenting with which color suits you best.

When there’s confidence and fun, you can love your eyes more. Now, go experiment with your eye color and enjoy!

Share the Post:

Related Posts

Cole Haan

Cole Haan

Brand History GROWING AND EXPANDING Cole Haan started as a men’s and women’s footwear company

Read More
Shop By Gender
Shop By Shape
Shop By Frame Material
Virtual Try-On
Try on over 700+ frames virtually
Shop By Gender
Shop By Shape
Shop By Frame Material
Virtual Try-On
Try on over 700+ frames virtually