Donnalyn Bartolome says her eye color changes ‘depending on my mood’


Donnalyn Bartolome has this fascinating detail about her eyes!

Sharing a close-up photo of her brown eyes on Instagram, the actress-vlogger related how her eyes change color according to her mood.

“Everytime I’m feeling something, whether it’s sorrow, happiness, anger… it drastically changes,” wrote Donnalyn who said she only knew about this when she was 16 years old. 

Donnalyn also recalled how friends would notice how her eyes turn lighter after feeling a certain kind of emotion. 

“I gradually found out for 2 years through friends who constantly ask why my eyes are lighter everytime I’m secretly feeling a certain way,” continued Donnalyn. 

Donnalyn then visited an eye doctor and found out that moods do play a part in changing one’s eye color. 

“I asked my doctor and he said my eye muscles contract when feeling extreme emotions. I was amazed,” said Donnalyn. 

A blog by onsite vision care 2020 On-site said that light, age, exposure to the sun, emotions, clothing and makeup, diet, and health are some of the factors that can make one’s eyes lighter or darker.

“Certain emotions can change the size of your pupil and the iris color.

“When you are happy, angry, or sad, your body releases a hormone that makes your pupil size change. When you’re happy or angry, your eyes usually become more vibrant, while when you cry, your eyes obtain a reddish color, making your eyes appear brighter”.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever reveal to anyone what color they change to when I’m… ?, (finish the sentence for me, comment), Donnalyn teased her followers. 

Lyka Nicart
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