Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Does one or both of your eyes look red or pink in the mirror? Have they recently started to burn, water, itch, or become sensitive to light? Did you wake up with yellow, green, or clear discharge coming out of your eyes? If so, you may have a form of conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye).
Conjunctivitis is a very common condition where your eyes appear pink (or red) due to the swelling of the clear tissue that’s over the white part of your eye and the inside part of your eyelids.
Most commonly caused by a virus, bacteria, or 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.