Eyecare Tips – Make Your Diwali Joyfull and Safe

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Diwali is biggest festival of our country so make your Diwali full of fun and as well as safe with this few helpful tips. Diwali brings lots of fun, enjoyments and especially brightness in our life, but sometimes this brightness will convert to darkness due to carefree playing with firecrackers and sparklers.

Every year average 10 to 15 % of age 5 to 20 years people’s burn injury happens with firecrackers, in adults age 25 to 40 years 5 % to 7 % burn case happens. Man and boys are common  victims, asthmatic person, small babies, pregnant woman, aged person these persons are more in risk of injuries and sound shock, excessive smoke can cause breathing problem and eye irritation. While in mood of celebration it is very natural to forget the safety and this carelessness may cause serious eye injuries or burn or it may leads to permanent vision loss.

Eyecare Tips For Diwali:- 

Wear Eye Glass: Best to wear goggles or spectacle while playing with fireworks because accident can happens anytime.

Make Distance: Firecrackers contains explosive gun power it cause heat and explosion, best way to burst crackers maintain safe distance. Choose open area to burst may have less harmful effects of smokes to human body.

Wash Face and Hands: Diwali is special for making Rangoli with power colours, chemical may cause eye irritation, unpredictably crackers bust out as soon as possible wash face and eyes with normal water for 10minutes thoroughly. More cleanliness has reduces the risk of eye infection. If any particle stuck to eye do not rub and do not try to remove by yourself check by near hospital.

Waring for Contact Lens: Avoid contact lens while playing with fireworks, your eyes get irritate with heat, smoke, better to wear spectacle or goggles will protect from any particle get in touch with eyes.

Choose of Cloth: Loose cloths, synthetic fabrics are more prone to fire for risk of burning. Improper handling of crackers is a high risk, do not cover crackers with any pot, tin, glass.

Supervise: Parents should be presents while children are playing, in case of any burn happens immediately patch or cover burn area by cotton or clean cotton cloth and consult with eye specialist.


By Banhi Maun

Being a Senior Optometrist With 10 years of experience on clinical optometry and ophthalmology. She is graduate in Optometry and vision science, worked at super speciality eye hospitals with her skillful knowledge. She shares lots of valuable information on eye health.

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