Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
There are three different types of pink eye, depending on the cause: viral, bacterial, and allergic conjunctivitis. Children will not be sent home for eyes that are pink/red unless there are uncontrollable itching and rubbing or excessive thick drainage or matting of the eyes. In this case, the child needs to be seen by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. As soon as treatment has begun, the child may return to school with a doctor's release.