Photo of Violet Eyes Source: C hamiltonkolb via wikimedia commons. Less than 1% of the world’s population are born with violet eyes. True violet eye color occurs mainly in people with albinism. This is a condition characterized by lack pigments in cells. Violet eyes are as a result of lack of melanin in the cells of the iris. This eye color is as a result of light reflected back from blood vessels at the back of the retina.