10 Things People Ask About My Crazy Eyes
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10 Things People Ask About My Crazy Eyes

I'm one in a million (actually six in one thousand), but who's counting?

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10 Things People Ask About My Crazy Eyes

It's called heterochromia iridum and it means my eyes are two different colors. One green and one brown. Although something I used to be self-conscious about, I hardly even notice anymore and have learned to embrace. It's not weird, it's unique. Here are some of the most common questions and comments I get.

1. Do you wear contacts?

This question is often the first thing out of their mouth while intently staring at my eyes. Why yes, kind sir, I do, but no, they aren't colored and have nothing to do with the fact that my eyes are two different colors.

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2. Were you born like that?

This questions typically comes up deep into the two-different-colored-eyes conversation. To clear it up; yes, I was born with two different colored eyes. But my green eye was originally blue and didn't "officially" change to green until I was two. Crazy, I know.

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3. Are you blind in one eye?

Um, no. And I don't know you well enough for you to be blatantly asking me that.

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4. Do you see differently than normal people do?

To be completely honest, I don't know what anyone else "sees." And how exactly does a "normal person" see? To (kind of) answer your question, I do have terrible eyesight but it has nothing to do with the color of my eyes. I don't think I am color blind and these contacts (and glasses) work wonders.

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5. I'm sure you get this all the time, but...

This statement is usually followed up with something nice. "I'm sure you get this all the time, but I think your eyes are beautiful." "I'm sure you get this all the time but, your eyes are so cool." Actually, I don't get this all the time. So thank you, kind soul. Thank you.

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6. Wow...

...is all they say as they intently stare into my eyes. Although (very) few and far between, the infatuation is real with these people.

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7. You look like my dog

...or my cat. Or a dog (or a cat) I've seen before. Although I know what you're getting at, it doesn't do my confidence any good to know you're comparing me to your pet. Or an animal you've seen before.

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8. Have you ever thought about getting colored contacts?

When I was younger I wanted colored contacts so bad, but my family thought it would take away from my "originality." Obviously, my 12-year-old self didn't give a hoot about my originality, but now I'm glad they never let me get them. I don't have any interest in hiding these cool things anymore.

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9. Which eye do you like better?

The green one.....I think

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10. What does your license say?

The pressure was real when the DOT told me I could choose. So it says my eyes are brown...which is conflicting to the above answer.

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All in all, having two different colored eyes is pretty freaking cool. Shoutout to all of those individuals who have had nothing but love for these crazy eyes of mine.

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