Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Pink eye is an infection of the moist tissue that covers the front of the eyeball and lines the eyelids.  It can be caused by a bacteria or virus.  Pink eye can infect anyone, but it is most common in preschool and elementary school age children.

Pink eye spreads through direct contact with discharge from the eyes, nose, or throat of an infected person.  It can also be spread by fingers, clothes, toys and other items contaminated with the discharges, including shared eye make-up applicators and multi-dose eye medications.

More information is available from our pamphlet or from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:  http://www.cdc.gov/conjunctivitis