The Eyes Have It

posted Tuesday July 21st, 2015


I’m not sure when it happened — maybe it was always the case and no one noticed — but suddenly, Sophie’s eyes are two different colors. It’s subtle, but it’s there. One is greenish, the other blueish.

I pointed it out to her the other day, tried to get a closer look, and she pulled her head away, scowling. For a moment I wondered why, then I got it.

“You know, Sophie,” I said, “having two different colored eyes is not a Down syndrome thing. It’s a Sophie thing.”

Big grin.

To be honest, I’m not sure if it is a Down syndrome thing. But I’m not going to Google it. Not this time.

(Photo and makeup by Annabelle.)

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13 Responses to “The Eyes Have It”

  1. There are even actors, singers, sports figures who have the same thing with their eyes. Even the last Superman has a brown spot in one of his blue eyes. Mila Kunis, Jane Seymour ….

    That is a beautiful picture of Sophie!

  2. What a gorgeous picture! Which is also a Sophie thing.

  3. I would love to have those eyes!!!! A true beauty inside and out.

  4. I want that lipstick! Or else, share the shade!

  5. David Bowie has two different-colored eyes, and that’s pretty good company to be in. Lovely photo of her.

  6. She is beautiful!

  7. Sophie looks like the actress who played Spiderman’s girlfriend in the second movie.

  8. It’s called heterochromia. I have the same thing. Though my eyes are so dark in color you can’t tell (dark green and brown)

    David Bowie has a blown pupil/injured eye, not heterochromia. Demi Moore has it as well.

  9. I wish I had two different color eyes!!! So unique and amazingly beautiful! :)

  10. It may be linked to nutrition. Watch for example.

  11. Totally enchanting.

  12. As someone pointed out it’s called heterochromia iridis (looks like she has central). Very rare in humans. I first saw it in a the movie “A Boy and His Dog” after the book by the same name. The dog has complete heterochromia.

    Really enjoyed the “This American Life” piece, btw.

  13. shes so beautiful with very beautiful eyes! its makes her unique

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