Odd Eyes Are Cool But Sometimes Not

When i was about 8 i was really shy and the teacher decided to do a percentage chart  on eye color in the class.we had to stick a square of the color of our eyes on the chart.I had to cut my square in half!! the chart was put on the wall and everyone that came in said why has it got a square cut in half and the teacher used to point at me.then that person would come over to look,I felt like a freak or something.it was horrible.

oddeyesok oddeyesok
41-45, M
10 Responses Mar 15, 2009

How cool .. Well you know what to talk about if things get boring!<br />
Wikipedia: "Heterochromia (also known as a heterochromia iridis or heterochromia iridium) is an ocular condition in which one iris is a different color from the other iris (complete heterochromia), or where the part of one iris is a different color from the remainder (partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia). ... A number of causes are responsible, including genetic, such as chimerism, Horners Syndrome and Waardenburg syndrome.<br />
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A chimera can have two different colored eyes just like any two siblings can—because each cell has different eye color genes. A mosaic can have two different colored eyes if the DNA difference happens to be in an eye-color gene."

How cool .. Well you know what to talk about if things get boring!<br />
Wikipedia: "Heterochromia (also known as a heterochromia iridis or heterochromia iridium) is an ocular condition in which one iris is a different color from the other iris (complete heterochromia), or where the part of one iris is a different color from the remainder (partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia). ... A number of causes are responsible, including genetic, such as chimerism, Horners Syndrome and Waardenburg syndrome.<br />
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A chimera can have two different colored eyes just like any two siblings can—because each cell has different eye color genes. A mosaic can have two different colored eyes if the DNA difference happens to be in an eye-color gene."

I have one blue grey and one hazel eye, I have had older people avoid me, and even christians say i am a product of satan.

I have one brown eye and one green eye. It was my mom who made me feel like something was 'wrong' with me. When I asked her about my eye color as a child instead of telling me I had a unique characteristic, she told me that she took me to a doctor to ask what was wrong with my eyes. I spent most of my life hiding them with tinted contact lenses but that never really worked & just made me more self conscious. I now, finally, embrace them. This is the way God created me. As others have stated, they're a conversation starter. <3

You are special.You are unique.You are beautiful.

I'm 16, and I have one green eye and a green and brown eye. I used to hate it soo much, but now as I'm getting older I'm learning to embrace the fact that I was given this remarkable trait. Although I'm not going to lie; I cringe everytime i get my picture taken in fear that the difference in my eye colors will look awkwardly dramatic. But all in all, I'm grateful for my diversity.

yet another example of how brainwashed americans are<br />
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lemme go to work all day for nothing but slavery and put my kid in the hands of another idiot who won't take care of them<br />
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yeah, you grew up safe, but you didn't need to be treated so freakisly at such a young age, even if it was 35 years ago. <br />
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thus im making a farm and a better way to live for anybody that will come on my path, friggin crap.

Oh my gosh! My teacher did that to me in third grade as well. Everyone in the class had to come over and look at my eyes. Instead of cutting my paper in half though, they created a whole new category for my eyes. It was posted in the hall, so it was the topic of conversation for a long time. I actually have to say that I enjoyed it though. I liked being different then everyone else. It made me feel special.

I also think the best thing you can do is to view it as a special gift. It makes you very unique and I couldn't imagine anyone would find it unattractive at all. Thank you for sharing :) and welcome.

Well it was nearly 35 years ago but all the same it was one of the first times that i felt it was more of an afliction.luckily my friend liked this singer that he used to go on about all the time and eventially i saw how good this singer was and started liking him myself.That singer was david bowie and at the time i didnt know he had odd eyes too.it kinda changed from then,from an affliction to a unique feature.Im 43 now and am proud to be difrent.its kinda steered me into the person i am now,like uncomformist and why i always do things cos i wanna do them and not just be part of the crowd and its always a conversation peice at partys.<br />
Thank you for replying though.<br />
its always nice to know someone is reading my stuff.