A Color Dominant festival of enthusiasm, excitement and full of fun! With the onset of spring season, northern region people of India freaks out to celebrate the festival of colour. Be it kids, young and elderly- all go out and play with colors. Everyone is eveready to make it most fascinating experience with the colors, water balloons, songs, dance and mouth-watering sweets.

“Color has the power to make a solid impact on one’s soul.”

In ancient times Holi was played with colors made of leaves and flower extracts. But gradually, chemicals and synthetic colors has replaced natural colors. This colourful festival can only be safe when we play it following some safety measures. So dipped in the colorful environment, you need to be more careful about the most important part of your body: EYES!

“There’s eye, then there’s the world.”

Dhami Eye Care Hospital suggest you to be careful by following the instructions given below so that your festive mood is not dismayed by any accident and you and your loved ones may celebrate Holi to the fullest.

GO FOR ORGANIC /NATURAL COLORS – You don’t really know what worst effects do the chemical based Holi colors have on different parts of body. The Holi color is usually made of talc, corn flour/rice flour to create dust-like texture. Besides the powder contains anticaking agents (sodium bicarbonate, tricalcium phosphate or silicon dioxide, calcium carbonate) and fragrances. Exposure to these chemicals can cause eye allergy, infection, temporary blindness and conjunctivitis. Our eyes are among those body parts, which are extremely susceptible during playing Holi.

GO FOR ORGANIC /NATURAL COLORS – You don’t really know what worst effects do the chemical based Holi colors have on different parts of body. The Holi color is usually made of talc, corn flour/rice flour to create dust-like texture. Besides the powder contains anticaking agents (sodium bicarbonate, tricalcium phosphate or silicon dioxide, calcium carbonate) and fragrances. Exposure to these chemicals can cause eye allergy, infection, temporary blindness and conjunctivitis. Our eyes are among those body parts, which are extremely susceptible during playing Holi.

We don’t say not to play Holi but If you really care for your and your loved one’s eyes, go for organic and natural colors only. One can easily substitute the harmful chemicals with besan, palash leaves, beetroot soaked in water, henna powder, gulmohar, hibiscus flowers and many others for making all types of colours. Herbal gulal is also available in the market these days.

AVOID EXPOSED EYE – As far as possible, avoid playing Holi with the exposed eyes. Any kind of color penetration into your eyes can be very harmful for you or your near and dear ones. You can cover your eyes by using sun glasses or spectacles and it will ensure protection of your eyes to some extent.

APPLY ORGANIC CREME – Protect your eyes by applying coconut oil/petroleum jelly or any good cold creme. It acts like a shield and resist any harmful chemical to enter your eyes.

SAY ‘NO’ TO WATER BALLOONS – Water balloons may bring a lot of fun in the celebration but not worthy keeping your eyes at risk. If water balloon is hit with enough force, it could lead to serious eye injuries like detached retinas, eye sockets and even blindness.

DON’T WEAR CONTACT LENSES – Make 100% sure that you are not wearing contact lenses while playing Holi and if you can’t play without it, be extra careful not to get color into your eyes. Unfortunately, if colour gets into your eyes, the first thing you should do is remove contact lenses immediately, wash it, rinse your eyes. If there is any irritation avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing the eye can aggravate the situation.

In case color gets into your eye, wash it off immediately with cold and clean water. Do not rub it at all. If irritation occurs Visit Dhami Eye Care Hospital immediately or

Festivals arrive and break us from our monotonous life and give us uncountable memories. So to retain this joy and memories to be sweet forever, one must take initiative to play the safe Holi. HAPPY HOLI ALL!

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