Conjunctivitis is an eye infection spreading wildly this monsoon. The CDC indicates that both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are highly contagious. Dr Kavitha B, an ophthalmologist from Mysuru, says that it is common among people who are in close contact with each other – like school children and those who stay at hostels. But one can reduce the risk of getting conjunctivitis by following simple steps for good hygiene. Dr Kavitha gives the following tips to prevent conjunctivitis.