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Eye Care Tips For Holi Festival 2017

Even though you play Holi festival with organic colors, it is always better to play safe and protect your eyes from the harmful effect of colors. 

Protecting your eyes from the chemical induced colors should be your priority, however in case of any mishap or accident make sure you follow the steps listed below and rush to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. 

Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals) shares a few practical eye care tips for Holi: 

  • Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses or protective eye wear during Holi. 
  • Strictly avoid wearing contacts while playing Holi. 
  • Tie your hair together or in a neat bun so as to prevent color dripping into your eyes. 
  • Before stepping out to play Holi festival, it is advisable to apply thick layer of coconut oil around your eyes. 
  • While playing with colours you may request the person to not to smear the colors on your fact. 
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes in case color enters into them as this may cause irritation or vision loss. 
  • Do not throw water balloons directly on face as it may cause lens displacement or corneal problems which may even cause vision loss. 
  • If somehow color enters into your eyes, immediately wash them with cold water. Avoid using soap. Soap has chemicals which may make things worse. 
  • Ice pack can further soothen it. 
  • If doctor is not available immediately, rush to a chemist and ask for lubricating eye drop. But, make sure you don't buy steroid based eye drops. 
  • Most importantly, rush to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Sooner the treatment is available, better the chances of recovery! 

Have a Safe and Happy Holi!!!

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