noncontact tonometers

How To Measure Your Eye Pressure At Home And Change the World Too!

Submitted by dave on Wed, 04/15/2009 - 9:53pm

I'd like to share my thoughts and experiences with you. I believe that monitoring my eye pressure closely has been invaluable for me. I also monitor a lot of other things, but intraocular pressure is still considered the most important risk factor in glaucoma. And I believe intraocular pressure is misunderstood. Therefore, we, the community of glaucoma patients, have two important opportunities in regard to monitoring our intraocular pressure right now. 

Best Tonometers For Home Use Self-Tonometry

Submitted by dave on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 7:38pm


In my experience the best tonometers for home use (a.k.a., self-tonometry) are the Reichert AT555 and the Tiolat iCare. Of these the Reichert is much easier to use.

Today, miller13 said,

Had  the proview: it never worked :(

I say that's no surprise! Thanks for reporting your experience.

miller13 also asked some questions about which tonometers are suitable for self-tonometry.

Grateful for Dave and self-tonometry!

Submitted by Sally on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 8:15pm

Hello Members,

I have had my Reichert AT555 for two days now and taken taken quite a number of readings. Though my IOP does fluctuate, which I did understand is expected, I have seen much lower pressures than I thought I would! My opthalmologist's target pressure for me was 25 on Xalatan. I had frequent pressures of 30+ in his office but much lower numbers in my optometrists office (my friend). During the past two days I have seen only 1 average of 32 in 1 eye, and the majority of the time the IOP is mid 20s or lower (this is off medication). I have been off the Xalatan for the past month. Of course, now that I see my IOP can be even lower than his target of 25, I plan to work on obtaining this on a consistant basis (off medications).

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