Conjunctivitis in children: Are your kids eyes pink?

This is a very common condition where the eyeball and the inside of the eyelid become infected which simply means that the whites of your child’s eyes can become pink or red.



Top three most common causes of conjunctivitis in children


  1. A virus

  2. Bacteria

  3. The common cold


What are the tell-tale signs your kids have conjunctivitis?


  • A child may complain of a scratchy feeling and keep rubbing their eye.

  • Their eye will become sore and watery.

  • Their eyes will become sticky during sleep and difficult to open in the mornings.


Personal hygiene of your child is paramount


Conjunctivitis is very contagious and can spread by hand to hand contact if a child touches their eye and then touches another child. It can also spread by indirect contact so ensure your child washes their hands if they touch their eyes. We don’t want a conjunctivitis epidemic around your kids’ school. They wouldn’t be too popular.

Always consult a qualified optometrist to confirm a diagnosis!

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