If you have been to see your optician recently you may be familiar with our latest toy. We have just purchased a tonometer. When your optician checks to see if glaucoma is present they use a tonometer to measure the pressure within your eye (intraocular pressure). Intraocular pressure is the pressure exerted against the outer layers by the eyeball. This increased pressure can be painful, and may result in loss of sight due to damage to the retina and optic nerve. Early diagnosis can often prevent the loss of sight.
If you have any concerns about your pet's eyesight we can perform tonometry on your friend. Many people choose to have their intraocular pressure checked annually, at the time of their pet's health check and vaccinations.