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Several cosmetic adjustments were needed to bring the character from the page to the screen. In the books, Harrys eyes are green. Blue-eyed Daniel Radcliffe was fitted with contact lenses, but as happens in a small percentage of the population, his eyes reacted badly, becoming irritated and swollen. (This is evident in the last scene of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, the only time Radcliffe appears on-screen with green, though red-infused, eyes.) The decision was quickly made to allow Harrys eyes to be blue in the film.