How can one get infected with pink eye?

Touch. Most cases of pink eye are spread through touch. Someone with pink eye rubs his/her eye and then touches something. You touch the same thing, rub your eye and you got it.

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How long before the symptoms of pink eye start until you actually get infected?

Depends on the cause. Pink eye is a term used to describe a red irritated eye. This can result from viruses, allergies, bacterial and irritants such as chemicals. To know when the symptoms start, we have to know the cause. For viruses and bacteria, it can be anywhere from 1-7 days post exposure (or longer depending on the organism). Read more...

If I have pink eye in my right eye and the left one becomes infected, do I continue to use my drops?

Yes. Yes. Use them in both eyes. If your eyes don't get better, go back to see your doctor. Read more...
Depends. If your eye doctor gave you the drops i would say yes. If you got them over the counter, i would see an ophthalmologist to make sure it's pink eye first. Read more...