No air puff. No eye drops. No anticipation. And best of all, no more startling shock. The air puff tonometer (non-contact tonometer) has finally been replaced by the Icare tonometer from Icare Finland. The Icare tonometer is the newest and best technology in eye pressure measurement.
The Icare® tonometer is based on a proven accurate measuring principle, in which a very light probe is used to make momentary and gentle contact with the cornea. The measurement is barely or not at all perceived by the patient and often does not even cause corneal reflex. The device not only makes IOP measuring a more pleasant experience on all patients, it is also an important break-through for succeeding with anxious patients.
Furthermore, the Icare® tonometer's single-use, disposable probes ensure microbiological safety in all environments and situations. This technique is very fast and can be used on soft contact lenses.