Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

Why do some people think that blue-eyed and green-eyed people can see more things that other colors of eyes cannot see?

3 Answers

  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "some people" lol

  • Newton
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That is their misconception. Blue and green eyed folks do NOT have the pigment eumelanin in their eyes. Eumelanin is dark brown to black in color because it absorbs all wavelengths of light including cancer causing UV light. Without eumelanin, the blue light that is scattered by molecules remains, making the eye look blue or green. Green colored eyes have a small amount of phaeomelanin inside. Phaeomelanin is yellow colored in small amounts and red in large amounts. The yellow combines with the blue to make the eye look green. Without eumelanin, green and blue eyed folks have a higher incidence of eye cancer. They do not see any better.

    To reduce the likelihood of getting eye cancer, blue and green eyed folks should wear glass lens sunglasses or plastic lens sunglasses with UV coating to block the UV light from entering their eyes when they are outdoors.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because they don't understand science probably 

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