With face masks now becoming an essential accessory for all, a new variation called ‘goggle mask’ has been developed by an entrepreneurial couple in Lucknow.Also Read - Born With Disabled Hands, Lucknow Boy Writes Class 12 Board Exam With His Toes & Scores 70%

The mask has been developed by ‘Desi Dhaga’, a fully swadeshi company owned by Mridula Sahay Mehrotra and her husband Ankur Mehrotra. Also Read - COVID Third Wave Likely to Hit India in September, Says AIIMS Chief Dr Guleria; Suggests Graded Opening of Classes For Students

Mridula , has done her post-graduation from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai, while, Ankur was a banker, who left a cushy multi-national job to launch Desi Dhaga. Also Read - Authorities Seal 7 Private Hospitals in Lucknow For Irregularity in Operations, Flouting Norms

Talking to IANS, Mridula said, “The goggle mask fits into the face like an eye glass and is user-friendly. It weighs only five to seven grams. It is air-tight and does not exert pressure on your nose. It does not cause any strain on the ears-unlike the elastic masks that are available in the market.”

She said that the mask which allows the user to breathe in and out comfortably will be available in the market soon.

Meanwhile, Supratim Tripathi, professor and practitioner, said, “Occipital Neuralgia is a type of headache caused by pressurised nerve and pain behind ears on prolonged use of elastic mask. It even causes scalp sensitivity. But wearing a mask is now mandatory across the world during COVID-19 pandemic. It has got to be worn in all public places to stay safe. We do need safer, strain-less masks that do not exert any pressure on the ears.”