What is Allergic Conjunctivitis?
The final and probably most common version of pink eye is allergic conjunctivitis. This is most common during the spring and fall.
Allergic conjunctivitis has a trademark itching component along with redness, irritation, and tearing. There are many types of prescription ocular drops to help get people through this rough time/season.
All three forms of conjunctivitis have similar properties and symptoms, but with careful testing and monitoring can be differentiated.
So the next time anyone in your family comes down with ‘pink eye’ make sure to get them to your family optometrist for the proper diagnosis and management.