What can be done to prevent the spread of pinkeye?

Prevention Tips. Washing your hands is one way to not only prevent pinkeye, but also prevent the spread of other bacterial and viral infections. Individuals with pinkeye should not share tissue, handkerchiefs towels, cosmetics and linens. In order to prevent pinkeye from spreading from one eye to the other, make sure to used different cotton balls or cloths to wipe the eyes.
Limit exposure. Good hygiene, wash hands. Most important is to limit exposure to others. Stay home from work.