Can conjunctivitis be prevented?
You may be able to reduce your chance of bacterial or viral conjunctivitis by practicing good hygiene. This may include washing your hands before touching anywhere near your eyes, using clean hands to handle contact lenses, cleaning towels regularly and not sharing eye cosmetics, such as mascara. Allergic conjunctivitis may also be prevented by avoiding substances that give you an allergic reaction.
Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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