Do I have to have the air puff test?
No! The puff of air measures the fluid pressure in your eyes, know as intraocular pressure (IOP). This measure of pressure inside the eye is very important in determining your risk for glaucoma. IOP should measured at least once a year in healthy adults. Glaucoma is a group of dangerous eye diseases that can cause permanent vision loss.
You will be relieved to know that there are multiple ways to measure the pressure inside the eye that do not involve an air puff!
We use state-of-the-art technology to make this dreaded part of your exam as easy as possible. Our iCare tonometer measures the intraocular pressure without eye drops or air puffs! The measurements take about 5 seconds per eye and you can blink the whole time!
Watch in slow motion as the dramatic difference is demonstrated.