My whole life, I’ve never taken much notice of people’s eye color. I almost never remember people’s eye color, even people I’m very familiar with. Thinking of my 5 closest friends, one of whom I’ve known for over 30 years, I can’t confidently tell you any of their eye colors. Thinking of famous actors who I’m pretty familiar with, I can’t think of one whose eye color I know for sure, except a few whose eye color I’ve heard or read about (“Old Blue Eyes”). I was recently thinking about this when I was musing that it’s always seemed odd to me that police “wanted” reports often mention the person’s eye color, as if that’s something that you’d notice about a stranger whom you briefly meet. I certainly don’t.
I have normal color vision, and don’t have nearly as much trouble remembering hair color or clothes color as I do eye color. Does this seem very odd to you? Do you notice and remember the eye color of most people you know?