Most people don’t enjoy having their eye pressure checked for glaucoma however our new non contact tonometer has a very gentle puff of air which is easy to tolerate.
Often neglected in most examinations of eye pressure however is the thickness of the cornea at the front of the eye. Measuring corneal thickness is called pachymetry and a thick or thin cornea can give an artificially high or low reading of pressure leading to a very inaccurate result. If your eye care practitioner is not doing pachymetry when measuring your eye pressure you may in fact have above normal pressure without you or your practitioner being aware of it.
At optoMED our instrument does tonometry and pachymetry at the same time.