Patient Education

Vision Tests

Tonometry

This is a procedure that measures the pressure of the eye. The importance of this stems from the fact that increased pressure levels in the eye may indicate glaucoma. Your eye care practitioner can recognize the disease by examining the optic nerve head but this is only after it has begun to cause damage. Monitoring the intraocular (inner eye) pressure can give your doctor a headstart on diagnosing and treating glaucoma before it causes irreparable harm to your sight.