Wednesday, 19 October 2011

No more puffs of air!

Anita and James are always looking for new ways to make our patients experiences at A&J Opticians a happier experience. We have listened to what you have been saying about not liking the 'puff of air in the eye' and we have found a solution to this problems.
We have to check the intraocular pressure as part of our examination. There are two ways in which we can do this. Firstly we can 'puff air in your eye' to measure this or we can use a 'probe' to touch your cornea (front surface of the eye). This has meant in the past that we would have to use an anesthetic to numb the cornea so you wouldn't feel the 'probe'.
Now we have purchased the new I-Care Tonometre. Simply put this sends a tiny probe out that tickles your cornea and takes the measurements needed.
The probe is so tiny and has such sensitivity that you won't even feel it touching you. I am not a fan of having the puff test either So I had a go my self. See the link below for a video of both the new way and the old 'puff' Its easy to see how much better the new one is!(if you can't follow the link just copy and paste into you web browser)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88FyEAZG7T0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPYzrTPt1PM
All I could feel was best described as some one tickling my eye lashes, No reflex back in to the chair that makes you jump. It was so good.
The I-care Tonometre is cutting edge and is staring to be used in the hospitals. It is so gentle and accurate that they use them on babies..now that's a good advert if ever I heard one.
Please feel free to give us a call and have a chat about it.01805 628271

James

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