PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM COLOUR DURING HOLI CELEBRATIONS
1. Wear Sunglasses:
Cover your eyes by wearing sunglasses whenever there is a chance of colour getting into your eyes.
2. Use cream to protect eyes and Skin:
Apply a thick layer of cold cream around your eyes. This would help in easily removing colour when you wash your eyes. Use warm water to wash your eyes.
3. If you wear contact lenses.
It is advisable not to wear contact lenses during Holi celebration. If you do and the colour enters the eyes, lenses should be discarded immediately.
4. Clean Eyes and face frequently
While celebrating Holi, we must wash the face especially the area around the eyes frequently. It’s better to use rose water to clean eyes as it has antiseptic properties which can help to ease the irritation.
5. Do not rub your eyes:
Your hands might be dirty with colours so by rubbing your eyes, the colour might go inside your eyes and cause irritation.
IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE IF THE COLOR GOES INSIDE THE EYE:
Step 1: Stay calm
Avoid crowding around the person. Any chaos will delay the actual sight-saving response, and it is critical that you think clearly and logically in such cases. So it is important that the affected person, and those around him or her remain calm and collected.
Step 2: Rinse eyes with lots of clean, drinking water.
If dry colour goes inside the eyes, make sure you thoroughly wash with plain water. It is important to try and remove as much of the colour from the eye as possible, immediately. Try not to remove any particulate matter using a handkerchief or tissue; it will only make things worse.
Step 3: Seek medical help:
In case of persistent redness, watering, discharge, itching or discomfort, please seek the opinion of an eye care professional. If you feel any visual blur, foreign body in the eye, laceration of the eye, or bleeding from the eye or surrounding areas, you must try to reach the eye hospital as soon as possible.
The problems can be from mild irritation, corneal abrasions or scratches to deep chemical burns. It is therefore suggested that you seek the help of your eye doctor after irrigating your eyes with clean water for about ten to fifteen minutes.