Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hey, Do Your Irises Have White Rings Too?

Okay, here's a post that's obviously a filler. I'm sharing with you, against my better judgment, these pictures of my eyes. The pictures are so bad that they won't really support my point and just show you that my eyes are kind of uneven and even more so during the early morning when I decided to take these. The first time I learned about the white rings edging my irises was when my husband (boyfriend at that time) pointed them out to me. His grandmother had just the cataracts in her eyes fixed and he had cataract on the mind. The white rings looked highly suspect to him. He, of the astigmatism and nearsightedness, etc., etc., was questioning my uber-clear visionedness (WARNING: these words I'm inventing are not be used at home - or anywhere for that matter - without the company of a silly adult). Since I wasn't even aware of them, I naturally panicked and endeavored to make my mom panic about it too. She calmly told me that she had the rings as well as did her father. They were not cataracts, just a variation of the iris. She wore glasses, but my grandfather enjoyed perfect vision until a certain age when he started wearing self-prescribed reading glasses. Anyway, when I finally thought about it, other people had tried to tell me about the rings. I know a few people had remarked that my eyes looked gray (when they were clearly dark brown). My mom's eyes are hazel so the white rings aren't as obvious, but mine seemed to have become more pronounced when I became aware of them. Suddenly, more people were noticing them too. Little kids would point them out to me, demanding why I had freaky white-ringed eyes. Since I can be full of bull sometimes, I'd tell them it's because I can see auras (hahahaha... I can't, but ... okay, secret here: my mom can! hehe). I asked an eye doctor and she told me that it's really just a variation. The thing is, I haven't met anybody else besides my mom and my grandfather with the rings. Anybody out there have them too?
In hindsight, I do think I should have waited until my eyes were less puffy and I had curled my lashes before taking those pictures.

8 comments:

Frances said...

Well, if the doctor says they're okay, then nothing to worry about!

My brown eyes have blue rings around the irises. It always convinces people I have colored contacts on! So annoying!

spinninglovelydays said...

I get the contacts bit a lot too! Blue rings are nicer, lol. I'll check them out when I see you again (which now makes me realize that we haven't seen each other in more than a decade!).

Anonymous said...

i think i once told you that your eyes are cool because they look like you're wearing contact lenses but they appear to be natural as you look at it intently... well, i really did look at them that way at that time...haha! i think it's one of your physical assets,ivy.. :)

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks! Um, are you Lalab too?

Lalab :) said...

yup! haha! sorry, i thought i put my name when i posted..hehehe...

Lalab :) said...

yup!i thought i put my name when i posted...hehehe...sorry.. :)

Sharkbytes said...

No white rings on my dark brown eyes! I don't think I can tell much about you from those closeups. tee hee

spinninglovelydays said...

Hehe, I don't know why I keep on posting bad pics here :)