18 Best Custom Eye Mods for Skyrim

Audrey Hepburn used to say that seeing the good in other people was the key to having beautiful eyes.

But it seems like everyone in Skyrim is after something. One of your first tasks is to spread lies about someone for “love,” though Faendal is much better than Sven.

After that, things don’t get much better.

In Skyrim, it doesn’t make sense to look for the good in other people.

You should instead get a mod that makes your eyes stunningly beautiful or give everyone in Skyrim a deep, thoughtful look.

Oh, if only life were this simple!

18. Underworld Awakening – Hybrid Vampire Eyes – SSE

Custom Eye

This mod is a personal interpretation of the hybrid eyes from the movie “Underworld Awakening.” It offers high-resolution textures in 4K, 2K, and 1K options.

The mod includes both glowing and non-glowing versions of the eyes. It has also been optimized specifically for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (SSE).

By installing this mod, players can give their characters the distinctive and visually striking hybrid eyes inspired by the movie, enhancing their immersive experience in the game.

17. The Witcher 3 Eyes SE

This mod introduces 51 new eye options into the game, inspired by The Witcher 3. These eyes can be applied to both male and female characters, including humans, elves, and certain options for Khajiits and Argonians.

By installing this mod, players gain a wide variety of eye choices, allowing for greater customization and visual diversity among their characters.

These new eye options add an element of The Witcher 3’s aesthetic to the game and enhance the overall appearance of the characters.

16. Fangs and Eyes – A Vampire Appearance Mod

This mod alters the appearance of vampire characters in the game. It specifically focuses on changing the fangs and eyes of both player vampires and non-player character (NPC) vampires.

The fangs are made shorter and are now visible for female vampires as well.

Additionally, the mod introduces 10 different eye colors for vampire characters, offering more customization options for players.

With this mod installed, the vampire characters’ visual representation is enhanced, providing a fresh and personalized look for both players and NPCs.

15. Authentic Eyes

Eyes in vanilla Skyrim have a slightly plastic look that doesn’t look too bad with the base game’s graphics but becomes more noticeable as you improve the visuals.

One reason is that the eye textures are extremely bright.

This might help make your character’s eye color pop out, but they can look like a doll’s beady eyes in some situations.

Authentic Eyes by Axeface aims to fix this with all-new realistic eye textures that give your character a more “human” gaze (though it also affects Khajiit, Argonians, and Elves).

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It doesn’t only change the colors but the way light bounces off the eyeball This makes them twinkle beautifully under the proper lighting without glowing in the dark like vanilla eyes.

14. Eyes Clipping Fix

If you get up now and look at your face in the mirror, you’ll notice a tiny pink nodule of flesh near your eyes’ inner corner.

That’s called the lacrimal caruncle, and for some reason, characters in Skyrim have a pointy one.

Creator Artsick was tired of even the most high-definition eye textures looking unrealistic thanks to this bizarre anatomical hiccup, so they made a little patch to fix it.

The problem was caused by a faulty eye mesh that conflicted with the inner eye geometry. The lacrimal caruncle can fully render and look nice and normal by removing the conflict.

13. Eye Normal Map Fix

One of the most significant differences between real-world eyes and their Skyrim counterpart is how the iris and pupil reflect light.

In real life, irises look concave – like colorful craters digging into the eye. On the other hand, Skyrim’s irises have a convex curvature and reflect light unnaturally.

This contributes to vanilla Skyrim eyes looking like a doll’s plastic eyeball, but it can be fixed easily with this mod by Mr. Dave.

The patch works by changing the 3D mapping of the iris, so the game treats it as concave and, therefore, renders a more realistic eye. It works for all races and shouldn’t conflict with most custom eye mods.

12. Heterochromia Reborn

Giving your Dragonborn a pair of mismatched eyes is a tempting choice for those of us who like mysterious characters with a dark past.

Heterochromia Reborn by NerevarineKhajiit makes this a possibility in Skyrim by giving each eye its own slider in character creation (and RaceMenu). It also makes all eyes available to all races out of the box, meaning you could give your Nord character Argonian or Khajiit eyes.

The mod shines when you expand your eye texture repertoire through other mods.

It lets you mix and match custom eyes too, so you’ll never run out of heterochromia possibilities.

11. Natural Eyes

Nevenbridge’s Natural Eyes was one of the first major custom eye collections, and it remains a strong choice if you’re looking for realism – especially when it comes to beast races.

This mod was created by looking at pictures of real eyes and painstakingly reproducing them as faithfully as humanly possible.

It’s especially noticeable on Khajiit and Argonians, whose eyes look authentically feline and reptilian.

10. Starsight Eyes

Realism is great, but sometimes, you want your character to look as unnatural as possible. Artsick’s Starsight Eyes is the perfect way to make that happen.

This bag of eyeballs introduces 51 new eye textures to the game. The first few are relatively normal – maybe a bit brighter than usual – but you start finding eyes with magic seals, mandalas, and unique sclera colors as you go deeper.

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These eyes will leave no doubt as to the power of your Dragonborn.

Nothing says “I’m hiding the power of gods” like eyes with the brightness of the sun or psychedelic geometric patterns.

9. Mikan Eyes

If you’re looking for dreamy and sparkly eyes fit for an anime character, check out Mikan Eyes by Nerune.

While it does include several attractive eye colors you could picture finding in real life, this mod shines for its more creative additions to your eye variety.

Unnaturally bright and starry eyes are a dime a dozen in this pack, and they’re the main attraction for me.

If your character hides intense magical power within, these will help you show it off.

8. The Eyes of Beauty – Vampire Eyes

In the past, we have thought of vampires as strange and seductive beings whose deep eyes could make a weak mind fall in love with them.

If you want to charm someone with your eyes, they have to be beautiful enough that people want to look into them.

Since the Dawnguard DLC came out, vampires in Skyrim have been stuck with ugly yellow eyes. That’s why LogRaam made these vampire eyes.

This pack comes with both glowing and non-glowing red and blue vampire eyes.

The textures are so beautiful and detailed that you would give up your life for just one more minute to look at them.

7. Elemental Eyes

The eyes are the soul’s window – and if you’re the Dragonborn, that’s a powerful Dragon’s soul.

As such, it’s only fair for your Dragonborn to have unique, attention-grabbing eyes that reveal their almost divine nature.

Elemental Eyes by Achintyagk offers a varied collection of bright, power-infused eyes inspired by the elements. There’s flaming red, lightning purple, chilling blue, earthy yellow, etc.

I love Elemental Eyes because it plays with the color of the sclera (white part of the eye), making it black or giving it a rock-like texture for uniquely fierce eyes.

6. Summer’s Custom Eyes

Walking the line between maintaining a degree of realism and breathing life into a fantasy world can be challenging.

Summer’s Custom Eyes helps achieve this with gorgeous eyes that’ll supercharge your character creation and help you make a fantastical Dragonborn.

While most of these eyes seem more or less “normal,” there are some unique textures like red/green gradients and unusually intense turquoise that help your imagination run wild.

With 36 all-new eye colors that cover both “regular” and “magical” gazes, you can download this mod and forget about your eye color struggles for the foreseeable future.

5. Kala’s Eyes

Kala’s Eyes is another fabulous mod introducing a whopping 108 different eye color combinations to your Skyrim.

Along with the usual suspects like amber, blue, and green, this mod introduces surprising hues like golden red, pink, and violet.

You’ll even find some eyes with uneven coloring – and I don’t mean regular heterochromia where one eye is different from the other. Specifically, this mod includes changing colors in individual eyeballs, which is unusual and looks fantastic when you zoom into your character’s face and appreciate the detail.

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The mod also couples some colors with white eyelashes for added variety.

It definitely gives a person’s gaze very distinguishable energy. It’s exotic and makes you want to know more.

4. Cherry Eyes

Anime characters are known for their large colorful eyes full of hope and sparkles – and Cherry Eyes by CherryMods does a great job of translating that to Skyrim.

Their strategy is simple:

Instead of copying anime eyes, these designs were inspired by cosplayers and their colorful contact lenses.

This mod works much better with the realistic human proportions of Skyrim and opens the doors for some amazing anime-based characters.

And with this installed you’ll get a whopping 83 different eye colors and textures to make your character’s gaze bright and vibrant.

3. Argonian & Khajiit Fabulook Eyes

Skyrim’s beast races need help to be as good as they can be.

But most eye mods just let you give your cats and snakes human eyes.

The best collection of eyes for beasts is Argonian & Khajiit Fabulook Eyes, which has a lot of eye styles and a lot of detail.

Because beasts are different, modders can put more creativity into their eyes. Most people have round pupils, but cats, snakes, and Khajiit and Argonians can look very different from one another.

This mod gives you a lot of choices, with seven different eye shapes and eight colors. It also has the eyes of Inigo from the popular Khajiit follower hack on it.

2. The Eyes of Beauty

Since it came out in March 2012, Eyes of Beauty by LogRaam has been the gold standard for Skyrim eye mods, and the Special Edition version is just as popular as the original.

This mod can replace all NPC eyes with high-resolution versions that look better or just change the eyes of the player character.

It also gives you more ways to customize your character by adding some new eye textures with different colors and clear race differences.

This is a great mod that works with almost all other Skyrim mods and won’t cause you any trouble.

1. Improved Eyes

It stands out from other books because it has something for everyone.

Humans, Elves, Orcs, Khajiit, and Argonians are all well-represented with detailed eye textures in every color of the rainbow.

If you look closely at someone’s eyes, you can see that the iris is not just one color. It looks like a fingerprint, with a lot of different lines and shapes that are unique to each person.

I was amazed by how real and detailed the eye was in this mod.

This is one of the most realistic eye mods because the person who made it took the time to recreate all the quirks and “imperfections” you’d find in real eyes.

It also gives Orcs eyes that look “scaly” and have a unique shape for the pupil, which almost no other mod does.