This Is How My Eyes Changed Colour After Eating Raw Vegan For 6 Years



People have been asking me to share my story on how my eyes changed colour after eating raw vegan for nearly 6 years.

Before I went raw, my eyes were a dark green hue with some brown specks and a freckle in one eye. Now, they’re a very light grey-blue with green hints and a brown ring surrounding my iris. Why did this happen? I was interested to find out, so I dug a little deeper…

I wanted to start off by saying that this probably sounds weird to a majority of the people reading this article. Just because my eyes changed colour doesn’t mean I didn’t love my eye colour before hand. This article isn’t bashing different eye colours, but simply explaining the transition of colour my eyes have taken since adopting a raw plant-based lifestyle.

BEFORE Raw Vegan
BEFORE Raw Vegan
AFTER Raw Vegan
AFTER Raw Vegan

So why did my eyes change colour?

The eyes are not only a window to your soul, they are also a window to what’s going on inside. The colour, clearness and clarity of our eyes is a direct reflection of how clear (and clean) our body is on the inside.

Dr. Morse (N.D., D.Sc., M.H.), a detoxification specialist, mega-healer (he has an 85% healing rate of success and has treated over 250,000 patients), and iridologist has made a series of videos on how raw diets can actually change the colour of your eyes.

Iridology is based on the scientific study of the iris (the coloured part of the eye). Like markings on a map, the iris reveals physiological conditions, health risks, challenges and strengths of various organs. For example, if you look at the chart below, you see that the top quadrant of each eye is related to brain health (specifically the cerebrum and cerebellum), and the innermost circle of the eye is related to digestion (the stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum).
eyes-changed-color-raw-dietA yellowish colour around your pupil is the main indicator of how toxic your body is, so less yellow means lower toxicity, and more yellow means higher.

If you think about all of the toxins we consume on a day-to-day basis, and how our eyes reflect this toxic build-up, then eye-colour change (after healthy eating) doesn’t come to much of a surprise. When I was younger and into my teen years I ate a lot of chips, candy, sweets, pizza, and a hoard of other junk food. My mom always made home-cooked meals, but they were high in fat and didn’t contain the level of health my body required. I had major digestive issues, and became over weight at the age of 8 and well into the age of 15.

Our health begins in the colon, and when you are consuming foods that increase the toxic load in the body, you get “bunged up” to put it bluntly. When things are not moving efficiently and we become constipated, toxins build up in the colon due to improper elimination, and our eyes directly reflect this effect.

When I switched to a raw, plant-based diet, my digestion improved and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms went away completely. Adding in more fibre to flush out excess toxic waste, and learning to properly combine foods greatly helped improve the function of my GI tract. As I healed my body with raw foods, my eyes went from a murky greenish brown colour to a much brighter blue-green hue. The whites of my eyes also significantly cleared up, which is another major tell-tale sign of health.

Not only the colour changed, but different fibres of my iris have changed, and the freckle in my eye has completely disappeared. So I’d also like to make note that someone who is severely overweight (or underweight) and has blue eyes doesn’t mean that they are necessarily healthy. It’s not just about the colour, but the way the fibres are shaped. Some areas of an eye may contain a yellowish coating which can indicate sulphuric acid levels in the body and the level of acidity in the organs and glands. For some people, this yellow colour can cover the entire iris, which will make an eye appear brown or hazel, when the true colour underneath is green or blue.

The take home story of this article is that the cleaner you become, the clearer your eyes become, and the better you will feel. I still find it incredible that my eyes have actually changed colour, but really, it should come to no surprise. Your eyes are a direct reflection of your health, and after 6 years of being raw I can say that I have reached a level I never thought possible.

Not only are my eyes happier, but I am happier too! My eyes will probably continue on changing (as they continually get more blue), but until then, I will just trust in the process and allow my body to continue detoxing out the old and blessing me with the new.

Dr. Morse also explains eye health in the video below: 

Carly Fraser has her BSc (Hons.) Degree in Neuroscience, and is the owner and founder at Live Love Fruit. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a determined life mission to help inspire and motivate individuals to critically think about what they put in their bodies and to find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. She has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals to re-connect with their bodies and learn self-love through proper eating habits and natural living. She loves to do yoga, dance, and immerse herself in nature.


  1. This is very interesting to me because I was born with blue eyes, but over the years (Im 19 now) My eyes have slowly looked more green. I looked at my eyes closely to find that they are blue, but with a lot of yellow surrounding the pupil so they appear green, so I just say they're green. Reading this is really shining a light on me because the whites of my eyes aren't clear anymore like when I was a child, and the blue color is clouded with yellow. I am starting my journey to being healthy, and in the past I have lived a very toxic and unhealthy lifestyle so this makes a lot of sense to me why I have the yellow in my eyes, and just goes to show how vital it is to treat our bodies right!

  2. You mean it had nnithing to do with taking pictures inside under incandescent lighting and then taking pictures outside in sunlight?

    I'd be less skeptical if your lighting was identical. Just sayin'.

    • I also agree with you – my older camera was in hues that were very warm, but I can attest to the fact that my eyes have indeed changed colour since going raw – even my friends and family have confirmed this. I am going to try to find a way so that my pictures look similar!

      • hi! I always thought I had brown eyes – kind of tea color, ever since childhood pics (8 y.o. or so), but now that I am fasting and on a mainly raw vegan, my eyes are starting to change and I find a much lighter kind of very pale blue or light grey undertone where the nerve rings cut through, and it has started to appear a darker grey in other areas, with warm kind of brown only closer to pupil. So yeah, "brown" eyes can change, too – if they are not actually true brown color but rather lighter – there is is either biliary color (a mix of two) or a blue co, or underneath. IF you do a simple search on this, there is lots of info on iridology sites – 3 colors, two primary , one mixed. Thank you for the article and the pictures – very mice to see someon else has gone through this! xx

        • Thanks for getting back to me on this. From the stuff I read, I heard that brown and blue eyes are colours that wouldn't change, but just "brighten up" I suppose – but maybe I am wrong. Most of the brown in my eyes has disappeared, and the striations have cleared up. They are also much more blue and green than they ever have been, so I am convinced that a cleaner diet improves the quality of our eyes and also the colour.

  3. I believe you….my husband had tummy problems all his life and he had a green-yellow tint to his eyes when his stomach was very bad. He was a vegan but for milk, he had a love/hate relationship w/ milk and it showed in his eyes.

  4. My mom always used to tell me she knew when I was sick because the yellow ring around my eyes would get more yellow. I thought she was crazy, but maybe not.

  5. Enjoyed this post! I'm of British and German decent, but my eyes are SO BLACK I can hardly see the pupil even in direct sunlight! While these black eyes ran all through the paternal grandparent line, is something amiss with them being THIS black? Could they actually be lighter? I cannot send Dr. Morse or Mark James Gordon a picture of my eyes! Too black in color! Your thoughts? Thank you!

    • Hmm, it depends. Because I am not an iridologist I can't say for certain, but I do know that mine have drastically changed colour since going high raw plant-based!

  6. Love the post! And i often cosider a raw diet… Do you know if the white around the pupil can mean anything else? I have it, my boyfriend calls me 'sunflower eyes' because it looks like petals of a sunflower around my pupil… I javelin blue eyes and I consider myself to be very healthy, I drink nothing but water and green tea, am mostly vegetarian and eat so many fruits and veggies! Would love to know what you think about this 🙂

    • The white around the pupil should be totally white – I have never seen anyone with a sunflower or flower shape around their pupil, that is very interesting! Maybe considering seeing an iridologist?

  7. Hi everyone…omg i love this dr. robert morse….what he says is really so true. I am a vegan too ,for almost 5 years now and during that time my husband had to eat what i was cooking.(In the beginning he was not really amused about that new way of eating because he really loved to eat meat and cheese) My blue eyes became more shiny during the last years, but the color of my husbands`eyes were completely changing. Although we are not RAW vegan, the color now is almost blue, before they were dark brown. The same happened with my cats, i also chose vegan food for them, and the color of their eyes changed from dark to very shiny blue-green. This is really true!!! Sorry for my bad english….lots of love with you all

  8. Hello i am vegan but I would like to be in good health but I don't know what I have to do what I eat !! What supplement!! How to do thing!?? Can we meet dr morse ! Does he do consultation thru skype ?? I live in Montreal ?? Help

      • hi,, im iranian girl,, and i have brown eye,, i love green eye so much,, if i eat fruit and raw vegan.. its change? sry for my bad englsih,, i love your eye <3

        • Hello,
          No, they will not turn that colour. Green/hazel is not a true colour, the true colours are brown and blue. So you will only get more clarity in your brown eyes and they will become more sharp and clear. Eating plant based will make your eyes much more healthy. Be proud of your brown eyes! Brown is a beautiful colour, I love brown eyes 🙂

  9. The yellowing in eyes is a sign of how acidic your body is. It's ph balance. When you eat a lot of junk food, which is highly acidic, your eyes will end up with a more yellow hue. Has nothing to do with being vegan, just balancing the ph through proper food combinations. Meat eaters can have the same effect! Just stick to an organic life style as much as you can and learn to make things homemade. There seems to be an epidemic of acidic bodies these days as a result of pharma drugs that cause acidosis, so you also need to consider this! Pain meds caused it with me and an Alkaline diet helped to relieve the "symptoms" but cleansing the liver fixes the problem by getting rid of the residue left from pharma drugs that accumulate over time in the liver. To keep your body alkaline in this situation, avoid meat with starches, but don't eliminate starchy foods because they're good for you too!

  10. Hi there I have browny yellow green eyes (a real mix!) I'd love to share a picture for you and/or anyone else to share any thoughts on them? Thanks 🙂

  11. Hi.. loved reading your article.
    I have medium brown eyes with a blue ring around them If I go on a vegan diet will the blue ring disappear or will my eyes lighten.. Just curious because my grandmother as she aged her brown eyes turned blue and, her skin turned fair (she’s indian) and the blue ring runs in the family.

    • You eyes sound like they are very beautiful – my eyes only cleared up when I went raw and completed a bunch of water fasts and juice fasts. I was only vegan for 1 year before I went raw vegan, so I can’t really say. You would just have to try it out! If you want to go vegan, go vegan for health, not to change your eye colour.

  12. Hi, i hope i get a reply from you. So, here’s the thing: my eyes are kind of brown surrounded with green colour but you can’t see the green until you get closer or under extreme lighting and i have always wanted them to turn completely green just because my father has green kind of blue’ish eyes, and since you said only brown and blue are true colours i would like to know if i turn into a healthy life style will my eyes turn completely green or completely brown?

  13. I don't think iridology is actually a reliable science–there's no reason bad health in other areas of the body should show up specifically in the iris: it'd require a complete overhaul in the way the body is wired ( The yellow color you mention as being indicative of "toxicity" is just a normal genetic variation called central heterochromia ( lots of people have it, and it doesn't mean they're unhealthy or change when they switch lifestyles.

    If your eyes changed from being a less saturated color to being a more saturated version of that same color (which is what it looks like from the photos), it could have had something to do with the collagen levels in your eye. Blue-eyed people have no collagen, so their eye is subject to something like the Tyndall effect (what makes the sky blue): it scatters only lower-frequency (blue) light. Grey-eyed people have a layer of collagen that scatters the light more uniformly, so it's not any particular color but only grey. (Neither have any melanin to create the darker colors, green/brown/orange/etc). Here's a simple breakdown of how it works:

    Our eyes can also change color somewhat as we age, or depending on the colors that surround us. Maybe it's not your eyes that changed color, but your skin (a healthy diet WOULD make your skin improve). Or if you took one set of pictures in the winter and another in summer (surrounding light affects the appearance of our eyes, both by illuminating them differently and by causing the pupils to constrict, which often shows more color). It could even be your clothes (what we wear DEFINITELY affects how our body colors appear). Or even your camera!

    So, it could be that your eyes got brighter because their collagen levels were somehow lowered…or it could be that you got a better camera/clothes/skin/lighting…or it COULD have had something to do with your diet. But it could also have been a complete coincidence. If you don't know, it doesn't make sense to assume eating raw vegan will brighten your eyes. All you know is that they happened at about the same time, not that one was the cause of the other.

    • Thanks for your comment! All really good things to take into account. I appreciate your response, and input. I still think iridology is interesting, and my eyes still remain much more blue and grey than they were before I switched to a high-raw plant based diet. An iridologist (not appointment – met them at a farmers market) also looked into my eyes and told me a few things about my health that I have been struggling with (such as lower thyroid since going off birth control pills), when they knew nothing about me to begin with. I think the eyes do reflect our health, just as our skin does, and our hair. Nonetheless, I still think the things you bring up should always be factored into account when talking about this subject. Thanks!

    • Iridology *is* actually a science and was developed by a medical doctor. I recommend you do a bit of research before discounting a credible science. No offense meant I simply do not appreciate the way in which you discount a science, which is highly useful and helps a great deal of people diagnose health conditions in their bodies, who would otherwise be at the mercy of harmful tests which rely on harmful levels of radiation and/or toxic chemicals. I know first-hand from my own experience and that of friends and family that eyes *do* change color (my husbands changed from brown/green to blue!) and that it has *nothing* to do with lighting, skin color or the clothes he wears (the last bit i found so ridiculous you had me laughing).

  14. Does one have to be a raw vegan to enjoy the benefits? I am a vegan but I do consume some potatoes and beans but majority of my diet is raw and high in eye changing foods like kale, spinach, onions, and chamamile tea.

    • Clearing out your diet will in general help your eyes present much more bright and vibrant. Eat clean, and steer clear of processed foods. I do attribute lots of water fasting, juice fasting, and eating plenty of raw foods to helping my eyes get to the point where they are today.

  15. My eyes are brown and are getting clearer, brighter, sharper and now even noticing them get lighter. I'm eating a balanced diet of raw & cooked foods including meat. Most of my food however is raw veggies. I've only been doing this for a little over a month.

    • Also, I did a food sensitivity testing & took out all foods I'm sensitive to. Such as Wheat, dairy, sugar/fructose, and some others.

  16. The set of eyes in this story belong to Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram. Even some of the words in the article are identical to her video ("When you think about the toxins and things that you are consuming daily, you can actually see it in your body through your eyes.") But I'm betting the comments are 'reviewed for approval'. Why not promote honesty and give credit to the rightful owner? This is wrong. There's room for everyone on the internet. From 2013, the original author, Kristina:

    • Me and Kristina (as with many other raw vegans) have had a similar experience with our eyes. Doesn't mean that the photos I used are her eyes. I have the originals on my computer if you need to see them – I could also do a side-by-side comparison to show you that these are indeed NOT Kristina's eyes and in fact, my own.

      Why would I give credit to Kristina when I am explaining my own experience? Everyone is free on the internet to share their own experience. Me and Kristina have totally different shaped eyes, and our colours are also MUCH different (she went from brown to blue/green, whereas I went from hazel to blue/green).

      How about you check your own facts before spewing misinformation like this?

  17. "and learning to properly combine foods…"

    do you have any suggestions for that / information on it?


  18. Hi Carlie. Your story has struck me a lot. I have brown eyes and always prefer them green. I've always been a carnivore, I've never eaten it or eaten it in small quantities. I bought the doctor's book bite on food detoxification, the famous diet of miracles, hoping it can help me. Do you believe that you can change the color of my eyes with your diet? and get to the green?
    can you give me some advice on nutrition? or tell me about the book which pages to do? What to eat to lighten my eyes?
    excuse the many questions but I can only address you and I hope so you will answer. I await your answers. Thanks in advance

    • Hello,

      I'm not sure if you read the part of the article where I mention brown eyes are true, the same with blue eyes. You can't really change the colour of blue or brown eyes. Green (hazel) eyes you can get to change much easier if you detox the body. My eyes change with the seasons and lighting, too, but they've gotten considerably more grey/blue than anything.

      So the answer is likely no, you can't change the colour of brown eyes.


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