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Hello Dr Rick. I am 37 years old Hispanic male....Both my

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Hello Dr Rick. I am 37 years old Hispanic male....Both my mother and father have dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Grandparents as well. I was born with brown hair and brown eyes. I noticed about 8 months ago that my brown eyes were starting to change...a little every month. At first they went a bit lighter but with little specks of dark and reddish brown. They were no longer a solid brown. Then I thought I noticed the past few months that they kept getting lighter and lighter....and the are now no longer dark brown. They are a orange and yellowish brown and they are turning olive more and more every week! They are a green brown orange yellow mix at the moment... they look Amazing. its just not something that I would have expected at my age.... My vision is 20/20. I am very healthy and athletic..and my diet consists of lots of vegetables and white meat like turkey. .no known disease or illness I have always taken very good care of my eyes.. I always protect them from the sun with polarized sunglasses. Is this common? My eyes changing so rapidly at 37 years old? I constantly have people, women mostly that I have Beautiful its quite flattering actually. I just thought they were brown. I didn't take notice until I kept getting compliments from strangers at the grocery store or at work etc...can u give me your input? I would really appreciate to hear your thoughts.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No sir. I do not have any medical issues. I have been blessed and fortunate so far...hopefully it will remain this way... no medication taken. I do take Wheatgrass regularly but that's equivalent to eating 2 pounds of vegetables daily... and I read vegetables can be eaten frequently..


From what you have posted I do not believe that the color change you have experienced in your eyes is a sign of any sort of disease process nor do I feel it is anything to worry about at his point.

While this is not common, it is not unheard of. Of course, if you have not been examined by an ophthalmologist in the recent past it wouldn't hurt to get in for a complete eye exam just to make sure all is well.

So. What is the take home message? Enjoy the attention from the ladies and don't give this another thought.

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