Is it possible to have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Conjunctivitis. Yes...Conjunctivitis may be caused by bacteria (thick goopy discharge), virus (watery discharge), allergy (clear watery discharge), chemicals (watery discharge). It is not always possible to pinpoint an exact cause simply by analyzing the discharge...
Yes. Conjunctivitis comes in many varieties. Some forms only have watery eyes, without them becoming stuck together.