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How to accentuate your eye colour after laser eye surgery

Learn more about vision correction

19
May
2014

People choose to have laser eye surgery for a variety of different reasons. To avoid the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, to gain freedom to fully enjoy sporting pursuits or to simply gain a confidence boost. Whatever your motivation, you will probably find that you will be showing off your beautiful eyes for the very first time. It can be a little odd looking at your features without them being distorted by a chunky pair of glasses, so we’d like to give you some simple hints and tips on how to accentuate your eye colour after laser eye surgery, and make them really pop!

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The iris is the coloured part of your eye. The very best way to accentuate your eyes is to embrace their natural colour. It is the amount of melanin in the iris, the same as the skin, that determines what colour your eyes will be. Human eye colour ranges from the darkest shades of brown through to pale blues, greens and greys, and choosing the right colour to wear with your eyes will make them shine.

For the gentlemen out there, this post is not just a makeup blog for the ladies as it also works with clothing. Tops, ties, hats and scarfs will all help to complement your eye colour.

Brown Eyes

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Brown eyes are the most common colour and are prominent around majority of the world. They can range from very dark, almost black, through to lighter hazel shades. The best colours for brown eyes are earth tones such as taupe, olive green, gold, ochre or rust, these colours will compliment your eyes. However, wearing deep purples, aubergine and emerald greens will make your mysterious eyes really stand out.

Blue Eyes

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Blue eyes are most commonly found in northern Europe, contain very little melanin. You may be surprised to hear that they aren’t actually blue at all but a lightish grey. The colour is created as shorter bluer wavelengths of light are reflected and scattered, thus giving the appearance of blue. It is also the way the sky gets its blue hue.

This means that the colour can vary in different lighting conditions. You can either choose to wear a blue colour as close to your eye colour as possible, although any shade of blue will work. Also creating contrast with your eyes makes them look vibrant, so wearing dark browns through to black will make your eyes noticeable.

Green Eyes

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Green eyes are the rarest colour to find and also originate from northern europe. Like blue eyes, green eyes contain no green pigmentation, but are a mix of light light brown, amber with blue tones created by reflections of light. Similarly to blue eyes you can wear colours that are identical to your eye colour or contrast them with darker shades. However, with green eyes, wearing bright white will also make them sparkle.

Whatever your eye colour, the most important thing is that your eyes are healthy.

If you don’t get enough sleep, drink too much alcohol and smoke, they will begin to look red and bloodshot. Let your eyes rest at night, drink lots of water to keep them hydrated and, if you need to, use lubricating eye drops to stop them getting dry. All these measures will keep your eyes looking bright and sparkly!

By: David Allamby
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