Well when they made the movie they where trying to break out of the stereotypical vampire movie theme. And ever since the lost boys everyone has bee ripping on it, and the majority have not been successful at it. Very few have attempted to break out of the current vampire stereotypes.
Eyes are tough. There is far to many options and yet you can never seem to find the one item that fits what your going for. You can just come so close but never get what you envision it seems.