When do children's eyes change?

Julia Martynyuk
Julia Martynyuk
February 13, 2013
When do children's eyes change?

As soon as a new man comes into the world, his parents try to understand to whom of them he looks like, what color his eyes are. But immediately after birth, it is impossible to determine, since the real color of the eye will become much later.

When eye color changes

If you set out to determine when the eyes of the children change, then know that this process takes place before the first year of life, and sometimes even longer. In a child under three months it is generally difficult to recognize the color of the eyes, because his eyesight is very low, he can only feel the light. But already a year old, the baby has good vision, the acuity of which is equal to half the visual acuity of an adult.

Why does the color change

From the amount of melanin pigment, is determined by the color of the iris, as well as skin tone and hair color. Almost every newborn child has light gray or light blue eyes, since they still lack melanin. When the body begins to produce and accumulate this pigment, the child's eye color changes.If the eyes darken, it means that there is a lot of melanin in the body, if they become green, blue or gray, then there is little pigment.

There are cases when the eyes of the baby change more than once. This suggests that the amount of melanin changes during the growth and development of the child. You will see the final color of the iris by three to four years.

Amount of melanin

The amount of pigment depends on heredity. The genes that a baby receives belong not only to its parents, but also to distant ancestors. Thus, the child receives his own fund of heredity, which then distinguishes man from others like him. All of this suggests that if one of the parents has brown eyes and the other has light eyes, then most likely their children will have dark eyes.

In rare cases, children are born with heterochromia, that is, with eyes of different colors. In fact, no matter what color your eyes, or what gender your baby has, the main thing is that you have it!

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