Does one or both of your eyes look pink or red in the mirror? Have they recently started to water, burn, itch or become sensitive to light? Did you wake up with green, yellow or clear discharge coming out of your eyes? If so, you may have a form of conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye).
What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is a very common condition where your eyes appear pink (or red) due to the swelling (inflammation) of the clear tissue that’s over the white part of your eye and inside part of your eyelids.
Most commonly caused by a virus, bacteria or your allergies, not all forms of pink eye are treated the same and should be evaluated by an eye care professional.
If you think you have pink eye, it’s important to frequently wash your hands and disinfect any surfaces you’ve touched as some forms are very contagious.
Also, if you wear contact lenses, make sure to stay out of them and wear your glasses until further notice.
Concerned you have conjunctivitis? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!