LOOKING AFTER YOUR EYES
This short NHS video explains why your eye health is important and also provides handy lifestyle information on how to look after your eyes better.
There are things you can do to help ease your symptoms. Such as, use clean cotton wool (one piece for each eye) Boil water and then let it cool down before you: Gently rub your eye lashes to clean off crusts. Hold a cold flannel on your eyes for a few minutes to cool them down.
STOP INFECTION SPREADING
If you have contagious conjunctivitis we recommend that you do not wear contact lenses until your eyes are better, dont share towles and pillows and refrain from rubbing your eyes.
MEDICATION FOR CONJUNCTIVITIS
Speak to a pharmacist about conjunctivitis. They can give you advice and suggest eye drops or antihistamines to help with your symptoms.
URGENT TREATMENT FOR CONJUNCTIVITIS
In an emergency we recommend that you see your GP immidiatley if you have pain in your eyes, sensitivity to light (photophobia), changes in your vision, like wavy lines or flashing, intense redness in one eye or both eyes. These can be signs of a more serious eye problem.