Welcome to our post about the best free CC and mods for the Sims 4 eyes! You can’t really make a unique Sim without a unique set of eyes. They are one of the things that are hard to fit perfectly into The Sims 4, so we decided to help you.
In life, it’s important to look good, and the same is true for your Sims. You’ll want to have a lot of Sims 4 eyes CC on hand, whether you’re dressing them up for a special event or just want them to always look their best.
“The eyes are the windows to the soul,” as the saying goes. And just like real windows, sometimes there is a strong need for a change (in The Sims 4). That’s why you can play with so many different eye mods. Changing your Sim’s eye design is a fun way to see how different they can look.
If you want to give your Sims 4 character a unique look with new eyes, you’ll love this collection of CC. There are male and female versions of natural eyes, glossy eyes, and horror eyes, so you can make different looks and try out different colours. You have a lot of choices, and the results can be really cool.
1). Mermaid Eyes with Glow, BlackSclera, Glow+BlackSclera by Merkaba
If you’ve ever tried to make an Occult Sim, you know that one of the best parts is making your Sim’s “other form.”
I’ll admit that the base game options for Occult eyes are pretty cool, especially for vampires.
This mod by Merkaba makes things a little more fair by making Mermaid Forms the same eye options as Vampire Dark Form. There are three different options of eyes: (1) those unearthly glowing eyes, (2) the slightly creepy eyes with black sclera, and (3) the combination of the first two, glowing eyes with black sclera.
I think it’s pretty cool to have this mod.
It doesn’t add anything completely new to the game. It just gives other Occult creatures a few new options to look. You can choose to download one of the three options or all of them to give your Sim a new pair of eyes.
2). Polaroid Eyes by Acab
“Seven semi-realistic eyes” are what Acab says about these Polaroid Eyes for your Sim.
I totally agree! They have the right amount of softness, shine, and sparkle.
Especially mesmerising are the variants of baby blue and green. Around the pupil and outer ring, the other four swatches have pretty unique colours that only about 2% of the population has.
They work with the base game and look great even with the original settings and skinblend from EA.
3). 02 Set Abnormal Eyes by glaza
Even though these eyes are the furthest thing from realistic and pretty far from even semi-realistic, you can’t deny how interesting they are.
Some of them look like really creative circle lenses.
Others look like movie makeup or CGI. But each one is unique, and I’m pretty sure Isay never seen two swatches that are the same.
There are 16 different variations of these eyes. And I have no idea how to put the colours in groups. I will say that there is one swatch with beautiful green glass eyes and another with a right eye that is “dead,” or milky white. All of it is pretty cool.
4). Sparkly Eye Highlights by Acab
Don’t worry if you think the default EA eyes could use a little more sparkle. I totally understand.
Trust me when I say that this Sparkle Eye Highlights mod is exactly what you need.
It gives you 30 ways to change how bright the light is in your Sim’s eyes and where it bounces off. So you can make them as bright-eyed, fresh, and bubbly as you want.
These highlights work as an overlay for the eyes. So they will work with both the default EA eyes (which are compatible with the base game) and different eye mods that aren’t made by EA. Plus, there are 30 different variations, so there are lots of ways to mix and match to make combinations that are truly unique.
5). Hameln & Renee Eyes by Mei
This mod is a port of some TS2 eye mods to TS4. And I think it’s one of my favourite things on this list.
Look at how bright those eyes are! They look a lot like the eyes in Disney movies, especially the Hamelin eyes.
This CC has a unique pattern and a few spots of light. There are four dots of light in the middle, and the outer edge is soft and not very clear. There are 12 original colours to choose from.
The Hameln ones have a clear, well-defined rim, big pupils, and irises with bold, bright colours. This one comes in 42 original options, which is a lot.
I would say that Hameln looks more sharp, observant, and aware. Renee looks quiet, soft, and wide-eyed. If a Sim’s eyes really are the windows to his or her soul, then these are some very pretty windows that you should download.
I think you should get both. Since they aren’t the default, they probably won’t conflict with any other eye-related mods.
6). Rosaline Eyes by Acab
These eyes make me think of fantasy and science fiction.
Maybe it’s the way the eyes look. Maybe it’s the nebula-like irises.
Maybe it’s just the odd colour combinations that make it work in an unexpected way.
Whatever it is, these eyes look like they came from another planet.
They look a lot like those crazy circle lenses that cosplayers wear, but hey. If that’s how your Sim’s story goes, this mod is just what you need.
It comes with nine different swatches that are all different colours and work with the base game.
7). Mermaid Eyes (Eyes 001) by Luas_Sims
“Mermaid” is a pretty good way to describe these pretty eyes.
They’re as wild and interesting as ripples on the surface of a lake. Or like waves with white foam breaking on the shore.
I’m pretty sure that they are also made to look like them.
There is no clear line between the pupil and the iris. This gives the eyes a glassy, ethereal look that would be creepy if it wasn’t so beautiful.
The eyes look pretty matte because they don’t have any highlights, catchlights, or gloss. But the pattern is so clear and delicate (especially in the light blue and aqua swatches) that it doesn’t look flat or boring at all.
But just for fun, I put Acab’s Sparkly Eye Highlights (from #4) over the green option to see how the eyes would look with highlights. No regrets. The end result was absolutely beautiful.
I strongly suggest getting both mods.
8). Animal Eyes (21) by Velouriah
This is the perfect example of an original idea that was carried out perfectly.
Who knew there were so many different kinds of animal eyes?
Not me, but it’s clear that whoever made it did. She also made a fully working mod for it.
As the name suggests, this adds animal eye options for Sims of all genders and ages (yes, even toddlers can have them!) And all kinds of animals (as if vampires and mermaids needed eyes that were cooler, right? Lucky ducks).
I won’t try to name all the swatches because I’m not a zoologist, but I will say that when I tried them on my Sims, they all looked either stunning, mesmerizing, cute, or very feline.
Even compared to glaza’s Abnormal Eyes from #3, the designs are unlike anything I’ve seen, and the colour combinations work well with them. They have a totally fantastical vibe that I’m all for.
9). See-Through Pupils by Simulation Cowboy
The idea behind this mod is pretty strange. But what did happen?
I’m not going to lie, they are pretty cool.
This Sims 4 eye mod has a total of eight pupils with strange shapes. I’m talking about x-shaped, heart-shaped, rectangular, and swirling. Once you install it, you’ll be able to see what I mean. Like I said, unconventional.
All of these pupils are black, and there is no iris to go with them.
So the idea is that you can put these pupils over your Sim’s default (or non-default) eyes to get this weird but strangely satisfying effect.
As with the other mods here, it almost looks like a cartoon/graphic contact lenses.
But I think the idea is brilliant.
Creating iris overlays rather than full eye swatches gives players infinite possibilities and combinations, depending on the eye mods they currently have installed.
10). DI(eye) – DIY Eye Kit by Pralinesims
The mod. This mod is hard to explain in words.
This is one of the most ambitious mods I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been playing with modded content for at least a decade. Before I say anything else about this mod, let me say that it has a total of 935 swatches.
And now you might understand what I mean by “ambitious.”
Pralinesims basically gave players the ability to make any kind of eye they want. So the title says “DIY.” With this mod, you start with a main colour. Then, depending on the look you want, you can add a second and third colour.
Add a pupil, which also comes in different variations.
Because Pralinesims is a wizard who can come up with and make 70 different styles and sizes of pupils. You can add shadows to the iris and white part of the eye if you want to.
If this level of customization hasn’t impressed you yet, you can also change the colour of the sclera, add some cool eye effects, and finish it all off with highlights, catchlights, or eye gloss.
The base eyes can be found in either Face Paint or Eyes. They are not the defaults.
Everything else—the secondary and tertiary colours, the shadows, and the effects—can be found in Tattoos. You can add as many details as you want this way.
I will say that having the eyes in the Body category makes it sort of difficult to see which swatch you’re choosing. Every time you click on one, you have to zoom back in to the face to see what it looks like. But it’s not that big of a deal if you can wait.
And if you think about how much information is in this tiny-looking.package file, I’d say it’s a fair trade.
And as if the DIY Eye Kit wasn’t already an ambitious deal…
11). 17 Eyes Non Default by vesim
Here is vesim’s “non-default eyes” mod, which gives the game 17 new eye colours.
This is one of the simplest mods here, and it may be the one that stays closest to the default EA eyes.
The pupils are the same size as they were in TS4, and the overall look is still kind of cartoony. Perfect for players who want more colour options but don’t want to drastically change the way the vanilla game looks.
There are 17 custom colour swatches, just like the name says. Some of them have the same colour all the way through the iris. Others, like the ones I like best, are a beautiful blend of colours.
This is what you want if you want something quiet but interesting.
12). In Our Talons – Catchlight Overlays by Pyxis
The catchlight overlays on Pyxis are similar to the Sparkle Eye Highlights on Acab. They let you basically add more highlights, or “sparkle,” to the eyes (be they vanilla EA eyes or anything else).
I think the intensity is the main difference between this mod and acab’s.
There are 28 possible catchlight shapes and positions, and this mod lets you layer them up to seven times. So you could have seven different catchlights in your Sim’s eye, which I wouldn’t recommend because your Sim can only look at so many light sources at once, or you could have two or three catchlights that are three or four times as bright.
As far as being able to change things, it’s pretty cool. These catchlights can be put on any eye, just like the Sparkle Eye Highlights.
13). EYES Ultimate Collection by Pralinesims
Yes, it’s another huge mod made by Pralinesims. The idea is certainly different. But it is just as ambitious as what they did with their DIY Eye Kit.
This mod is basically a curated file (or files) of every single eye mod that Pralinesims has made. Ever.
If you don’t count the swatches, there are a total of 232 files as of 2020.
Because who has the patience, time, or ability to count the swatches of 232 files?
This set has a total of four parts, plus fixes for the default eyes of Sims and Pets for the The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle patch.
All files, including the default and non-default eye replacements, are clearly labelled so you know exactly which one you’re installing. On the download page, there is a cute little picture with all the eye names and categories. If you just want to pick and choose, you can always look at that.
14). Butterfly Effect Eyes by Pralinesims
So, I know that the EYES Ultimate Collection mod pretty much makes all the other Pralinesims mods on this list useless, but I thought my personal favourites from them deserved their own list.
Both of these things can be tiring, as can going through 232 files. You can think of this as me saving you time by giving you more personal suggestions.
Beginning with these great Butterfly Effect Eyes. Their eyes are so bright and shiny that the phrase “wide-eyed wonder” fits them perfectly.
Each swatch has about the same shine and highlight, but two or three “wild cards” make up for differences in colour and/or shade.
This mod comes with 30 colour options, most of which are soft, natural colours. It also has a really cool feature called heterochromia, which comes you change the colour of only one eye. Taking all of this into account, there are actually 60 (or more, I’m not very good at math) possible colour combinations.
It is easy to layer the eyes to get the heterochromia effect. You can find the base eyes under Eyes. They are not the default eyes. Face Paint has an effect found “heterochromia.”
15). Luz Eyes by Simandy
This is another one of my personal favourites.
These Luz eyes are soft, pretty, and not too far from the default EA eyes. I’ll say that, especially around the pupil, they have more depth and a more subtle shine.
It has a cartoony look like TS4, but in a more subtle and understated way. This is a great choice for Simmers who like Maxis Match mods that change the graphics in less obvious ways.
These Luz eyes are the default replacements, and they come in the original 18 EA colours. Plus an extra 40 unnatural colours, giving us a total of 58 possible choices.
There are a good number of natural and neutral colours, as well as a healthy mix of soft saturated shades and some high-saturation colours that don’t look natural.
16). Shine Bright by Simandy
This mod is basically the same as the old Luz eyes, but they are softer. Yes, it was made by the same person.
These eyes are just as beautiful as the mesh ones. Same soft gradient, same well-defined catchlight, and same cute 2D animation style.
Aside from the size of the pupil, which is the first thing you’ll notice, these eyes also look a lot softer, especially around the edges and in the way the colours of the iris blend into each other.
Unlike the Luz eyes, the “Shine Bright” eyes can be used as defaults, non-defaults, or Face Paint overlays (you only need to choose and install one package).
If you choose “default,” these eyes will also be given to NPCs.
This time around, there are also fewer colour choices, as both V1 and V2 are only available in EA’s standard 18 eye colours.
17). Zero Eyes N94 by Pralinesims
Pralinesims has made another set. You can download these as part of her Ultimate Eye Collection or on their own. Again, this is my personal recommendation.
These Zero Eyes remind me of the Mermaid Eyes that Luas Sims has.
There is no pupil that can be seen. Just a full iris of colours and some shadows in the right places to add depth. The rim is a little bit blurry, which makes it look pretty smooth against the sclera. It’s not as “wide-eyed and innocent” as Mermaid Eyes by Luas Sims, but it’s just as pretty and mesmerising.
These look like the moon, while the Mermaid Eyes looked more like waves on a lake. Or at least a clear picture of what it is. Could be the white bumps.
Either way, I’m not going to start writing poetry again. They are beautiful, draw you in, and come in 40 different colours.
18). Lacune Eyes by Y-Sim
We have talked about mermaids. Already, vampires have a lot of cool eye styles to choose from.
So how about showing our aliens some love?
These Lacune Eyes by Y-Sim are made for Sims who live in space. There is no pupil, no iris, and only the white of the eye, which glows in different colours. You might think it’s weird or creepy, but it’s not. I’d say it’s perfect for a fantasy or science fiction story.
Beautiful, even. Since it makes the Sim look like Bambi, with sparkly eyes. No disrespect to the default TS4 Alien eyes, but these Lacune Eyes? Made for mesmerising, out-of-this-world beings.
19). Nebula – 10 Non-Default Alien Eyes by kellyhb5
For good measure, here’s one more eye mod that has to do with aliens. And these Nebula eyes had to be on this list because they are so enchanting and look so ridiculously good on my Sim.
The Lacune eyes we looked at earlier aren’t made for aliens in particular, but these tasty, galaxy-spattered eyes are.
In fact, they were created as “non-default” alien eyes at first. But after a few comments, the creator was kind enough to make some for the poor Terran Sims (read: Humans).
Like the Lacune eyes, these eyes should have a scary look. But they do work in some way. It looks like a galaxy, too, with the tiny white dots all over the deep, shining, colourful voids.
They come in ten colours that might have something to do with space. A lot of blue, some deep purple, violets that look like the sky, and a lot of green.
20). ND Demon Eyes V/3 (+Heterochromia) N144 by Pralinesims
Demons might not be an official Occult Sim in TS4 (yet!). But that doesn’t mean we Simmers can’t act like we’re somewhere else.
After all, we have a lot of mods who can do it.
Take a look at these scary Demon Eyes from Pralinesims.
They are pretty creepy, almost look like pictures, and come in a variety of colours.
I don’t know why Demons would have different coloured eyes… But I’m definitely not complaining. The asymmetrical duality is just way too cool not to use.
Again, these were part of the Ultimate Eye Kit. But I thought I’d save you some digging and clean up that mod folder.
These are definitely some of my favourite Halloween eye mods because they are so obvious. I mean that in the best way possible.
Like, you can’t miss the designs (of which there are 50 of, by the way). Who knew that demon eyes could come so different? They can have red irises, black sclera, milky white sclera, and golden cat-eye slits on a black background.
This CC author definitely did. And she used what she had learned.
21). Soft Eyes by squeamishsims
Even though I like pretty eyes, I really like how softer, matter, and more 2D-like eyes look in-game.
What can I say? I care more about the gameplay than the CAS, so I take a lot of screenshots while I’m playing. Gentler eyes just look better when you’re not in CAS.
(Of course, that could be because of how I set up my graphics.)
Anyway! The point is, here’s another soft eye mod that I highly recommend.
You only have to look at the preview photos to see how smooth these eyes are. I really like how they look like they were drawn by hand. But they aren’t so flat or matte that they come lifeless or dull.
In fact, it’s the opposite: look at all that shine and highlight!
These Soft Eyes are meant to be default replacements for all ages, genders, and types of Sims. They even have replacements for pets by default!
Make sure you pay attention to each person.
Package files are very clearly labelled, so you can pick and choose which ones you want to replace.
22). Holobiont Eyes by RemusSirion
Remember how I said I can also like eyes that are sharp, beautiful, and sultry?
Well, RemusSirion’s Holobiont Eyes are a great example of that.
They are semi-realistic eyes that look almost too real. They are round, have a lot of detail, and have a 3D look to them. The outer edge blends into the white part of the eye, the pupil isn’t a clear circle in the middle, and neither is the iris.
The way the colours and lights make patterns on the iris is just beautiful.
It comes in 34 unique colours, but most of them are natural colours like browns, blues, and subtle hazels.
The way these eyes are made, even the brightest hot pinks can look like they belong. There are also a lot of catchlights and shadows to give it depth.
If you like Alpha CC better than Maxis match, you’ll love this one.
23). Spin State Eyes by RemusSirion
Another set of sharp, seductive, and very realistic eyes by the same person who made the first set.
These Spin State eyes are just as detailed as the Holobiont ones were, but in a very different way.
The outer edges are a little more blurry and smudged, which makes them look softer and more open-eyed. And the pupil stands out a little more.
The way the iris’s colours and catchlights move around is just as beautiful. But the pattern is not at all the same. It is more round and spherical, which is probably why it is called that. The Holobiont ones have sharp, artfully jagged edges.
These eyes come in 26 different colours. They are all some type of blue, brown, and hazel, just like the Holobiont. Even so, there are a few surprises in the swatches. I was happy to see how well the translations translated in-game.
24). Intuition Eye Set by Simandy
Going back to Maxis Match Town, this mod by Simandy is another pretty big pack of default eyes that can be used instead.
It has default replacements for all genders, all ages, all pets, and all types of Occult Sims.
I love it when people who make things are this thorough and kind. It just adds to the fun of the game.
There’s a lot to unpack here (at least 51 swatches for the Human Eye Add-Ons alone). So I’m not going to describe them all, because I know you want to get back to playing, right?
Just know that the Intuition Eye versions of TS4 eyes are sparkly, vibrant, and have a lot of sparkle.
There are two big highlights, a clear, smooth line between the pupil, iris, and sclera, and enough shadows, colours, and gradients to give each colour option depth.
These might not be the eyes with the softest look. But they are the perfect mix of hand-drawn animation and a simplified version of reality.
This eye set has some fun extras, like a heterochromia option (to change the colour of the right eye), six “blind swatch” options, and a Face Paint package for all eyes, even the Supernatural ones (so that your vanilla Human Sim can enjoy some cool glowing Mermaid sclera, too).
All of the.package files in this set are clearly labelled, so you can choose which replacements by default you want to keep.
25). Aqua Trigger Eyes by Miss Ruby Bird
There are a total of 99 swatches in this pack. There are 32 natural swatches and 22 swatches with “central” heterochromia.
There are default and non-default replacements for Humans, Aliens, Vampires, and Mermaids in these Aqua Trigger Eyes. And they’re all cute, smooth, and defined in different ways.
At first glance, these eyes don’t look that different from the eyes that come with the EA base game. But what sells it is how subtle it is.
The changes aren’t very big, which is good for Simmers who like their Sims to look more natural. But they do show up after a while.
The irises in these eyes are softer and the pupils are bigger than in EA eyes. There’s only one clear highlight in the upper corner, but some of the colours, especially the lighter ones, have a soft sheen that makes them look even better.
The Central Heterochromia swatches are pretty accurate since the difference in colour between the eyes is very subtle. To see it, you’d have to really try. When the colours do come together, however, the effect is mesmerising.
26). Agate Sims 4 Eyes by emmibouquet
These sims 4 cc eyes are probably my favourite ones. I just think that they are SO pretty. I use them constantly. They can be located in the face paint section and come in 15 gorgeous swatches.
27). Sims 4 Default Eyes by tiosims
Another set of gorgeous eyes for Sims 4. These are the default eyes, but there is also a version that is not the default. I love how these eyes have so many different parts. They are a must-have for sure!
28). In Your Element Sims 4 Heterochromia Eyes by larularo
These eyes are definitely my go-to pair. These eyes are very clear, and the colours are bright and really stand out. You can get them as default, non-default, and heterochromia options.
29). Sims 4 Elche Eyes by Solistair
The original Elche Eyes have been updated to look like these piercing Sims 4 eyes. Version 2’s eyes come in three different styles: face paint, default, and not default. With the download, you’ll get 24 colours, most of which are blue, brown, and green.
30). Sims 4 Heterochromia Beetle Eyes by squea
These eyes from Sims 4 Maxi Match look smooth and glassy. Both in CAS and in-game, they look great. They come in a TON of colours and have swatches for people with heterochromia.
In this second version of the Beetle eyes, there have been a lot of improvements, including a much cleaner appearance overall. I just adore these eyes!
31). Impact Default & Non Default Sims 4 Eyes by ratboysims
These magnetic eyes for Sims 4 are absolutely gorgeous. They were based on pralinesims’s euphoria eyes, but they were made to be more maxis match.
The eyes come in 20 colours, including all of the original EA colours and two more. There are also heterochromia overlays in the category for face paint.
32). Dazzle Sims 4 Eyes by Eva Zetta
With this set of sims 4 cc eyes, you can give your Sims any colour eyes you want. With these cc eyes, your sims will have bright, glowing eyes.
The dazzle eyes come in 27 different swatches, and your sims can use them as eyes.
33). Muted Natural Sims 4 Non Default Eyes by Miss Ruby Bird
The name of these eyes tells you all you need to know. This set of Sims 4 eyes comes with 18 beautiful muted natural swatches. They are a new version of Miss Ruby Bird’s original Aqua Trigger Eyes.
I really can’t get enough of these eyes. I think they are SO pretty, and they look great in-game.
34). Delicate Sims 4 Maxis Match Eyes by PlumbHead
I love these maxis match eyes so much. They look like glass because they are so clear. They are brave without being over the top. You could use these as the default eyes for your Sims 4 game.
There are 18 different ones. You can download them as the defaults, as images that are not the defaults, or as heterochromia overlays.
35). Sims 4 Vampire Default Eyes by Ratboysims
If you want beautiful but still creepy eyes for your vampires, these are the ones you want.
These are the default eyes for vampire sims in Sims 4. They come in 9 colour swatches, and it looks like they now work for spellcasters as well as vampires.
In the end, these are some of the best sims 4 eye mods that you can get. You can use them to change the appearance your Sims look. There is sure to be a mod that fits your needs, whether you’re looking for something natural and realistic or want to add some fun and excitement to your game. Then why not try them? If you want to try any of these mods, be sure to download them from the websites we listed.