Eye Care Tips for Holi Celebrations

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Eye Care Tips for Holi Celebrations

Holi is a vibrant celebration celebrated all across India that brings laughter, dancing and spreading joy through bright hues. Everyone gathers together to welcome spring by throwing colourful powders and water balloons at one another while also sharing music performances, delicious foods and bonding over festivities in this Holi.

Eye Care tips for holi celebrations

However, it's essential to keep in mind that Holi colours contain chemicals which could harm both our skin and eyes. Without proper precautions in place, Holi could result in irritation, redness or even more serious injuries to our eyes if these colours were left alone for too long - let's celebrate but remember do these. So let's enjoy Holi while simultaneously taking steps to safeguard your eyes while doing so.

Precautions to take before celebration:
  • Wear Protective Eyewear: Wear sunglasses or goggles to shield your eyes from colour splashes. These glasses will stop people rubbing colours to your eyes as well.
Precautions to take before holi celebrations
  • Choose Skin-Friendly Colours: Try to make organic colours at your home with the use of Beetroot, Besan, Spinach, and other vegetables. In short, opt for natural and eco-friendly colours made from flowers or herbs to reduce the risk of irritation.
  • Apply coconut oil: you can also use coconut oil to your hands and near the eyes. Before playing holi this will help to remove the colours easily later.
  • Avoid Direct Contact with Dry Colours: dry colours move fast in the air and so can enter your eyes easily. Thus, it’s advisable to keep your eyes out of contact of dry colours directly.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink lots of water before and after the celebration to keep yourself and eyes hydrated.
  • Avoid Water Balloons: Water balloons as these can cause blunt eye injury, so wherever possible try to avoid it.
  • Don’t wear contact lenses: The colours may get trapped between the eyes and lens which can cause eye infection. Moreover, direct hit on the lenses can also affect the shape of the cornea.
  • Don’t use dark and thick colours: Dark or thick colours don’t get off the skin easily and that may harm your skin. Also, if it gets into the eyelids then it may affect your eyes.

After Celebration:
  • Take Care in Bathing: For optimal results, use lukewarm water in the shower and close your eyes while shampooing your hair.
  • Rinse Eyes Promptly: If colors get into your eyes accidentally, rinse immediately with clean water to clean out.
  • Avoid Rubbing Eyes:If your eyes become irritated, rather than rubbing them together to relieve irritation, rinse your eyes gently instead.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Do not attempt to self-medicate; instead seek medical advice when experiencing redness, pain or blurred vision as early intervention can prevent further complications. If discomfort or vision changes continue after seeking help, see an eye specialist for expert advice.

Safety Tips for Children Safety Tips for Children

When celebrating Holi with children, make sure their safety is ensured by closely supervising their activities and instructing them on proper use of colors. Encourage them to wear protective eyewear and refrain from throwing colors directly at their faces to avoid accidents or injuries.

Tips for Pet Safety Keep animals safe this holi

Pets can also be affected by colors, so it is crucial that special care be taken in ensuring their wellbeing during celebrations and away from areas using these hues. If they do come in contact with any, make sure they rinse with lukewarm water thoroughly after exposure for best results.

At Save Sight Centre, we are committed to promoting eye health and safety during festivals like Holi. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the festivities while keeping your eyes safe and protected.