Glaucoma Testing with iCare
What is a Tonometer?
How iCare Glaucoma Testing Works
The iCare tonometer is a handheld device that uses a small probe to test pressure of the eye.
During this test, we will ask you to relax and stare ahead at a fixed point. The top of the instrument will rest against your forehead, and the probe will be held at eye level.
The technician will have the probe very lightly tap against the eye several times, and the device will take readings of pressure based on how gently the probe “rebounds” back from the eye. Contact with the eye is barely felt, but it may cause you to blink. That is perfectly all right, in fact, it is encouraged!
The iCare tonometer is portable, quick, convenient, and does not require you to take any eye drops before use. The probes are also sterile and one-use-only, so your eyes will not be touched by anything that has touched anyone or anything else.