TONOMETRY

Since glaucoma and other eye diseases are often associated with increased intraocular pressure, accurate intraocular pressure measurements are required to make sure your eyes are really healthy.

Since glaucoma and other eye diseases are often associated with increased intraocular pressure, accurate intraocular pressure measurements are required to make sure your eyes are really healthy.

Tonometry is the name for a variety of tests that measure the intraocular pressure of the eye. Abnormal intraocular pressures are associated with several types of eye diseases and obtaining these measurements is a part of every comprehensive medical eye examination.

A common method used for tonometry is a non-contact procedure that uses a soft puff of air to measure intraocular pressure. Based on your eye’s resistance to the puff of air, the instrument calculates the pressure inside your eye.

Another popular way to measure intraocular pressure is with an instrument called a contact tonometer. Because they touch the front surface of the eye, contact tonometers can sometimes be more accurate than non-contact methods of tonometry.