The iris of my eyes is not white or flourescent so I want to know why they glow.. I was the only one who's eyes were glowing in a room with about 50 people in it. I'm not a vampire either. No I wasn't wearing contacts or anything of the sort.
The iris of my eyes glow under a black light... Why? Please don't tell me my eyes are white or flourescent.
Have you ever seen photographs of people with red eyes?
Red eyes occur if the pupils (irises) of a person are dilated and light is shone into them. This is because the light is reflected off the retina. This happens typically in a dark room (Where the pupils would be dilated) and a camera flash goes off before they return to their normal size.
In fact most cameras nowadays have a red eye reduction feature. Generally, the flash goes off not once but twice or thrice. The first few flashes cause the pupils to return to contract and the photograph is taken with the last flash.
So, you have nothing to worry about vampires. Maybe your pupils dilate more than the pupils of other people. It may be that you have a better night vision than others.
Reply:i was curious if you ever found out what causes this? i recently discovered that my eyes do the same thing in black light, and it kind of freaked me out! Report It
Reply:You could have an unusual eye or lens shape, or you may be developing cataracts, or could have an astrocytoma, a tumour at the back of your eye although it is unusual to see it in both eyes. There are some diseases which make your eyes more reflective (Wilson Disease shows a copper deposition inthe iris).
Or you could just be a freak.
In any case, a quick trip to the optician for an eye examination would rule any of these out.
Reply:Since yours were the only one "glowing", I'd be somewhat worried. Is it both eyes, one more than the other, or just one? The light is bouncing off your retinas to cause the reflection; however, I don't know why ultraviolet light could cause it. I'd see an optometrist or ophthalmologist about it; there are some diseases which vary in severity from benign to extremely malignant (retinoblastoma, for one); don't put it off. It would be better to pay for a professional opinion, than it would be to take the chance that it might cost you your sight.