Using an Icare tonometer is the safe choice for you and your patients as it reduces the risk of cross-contamination.

The past several weeks have been difficult – and with the health and safety of health workers and patients front of mind, the Icare tonometer is the most hygienic and fastest piece of equipment for measuring eye pressure on the market.

Unlike other tonometry devices, the Icare tonometer doesn’t use techniques such as drops, anaesthesia or air puffs.  Instead, it uses a single-use probe.  It is this probe that allows for both, a fast and accurate reading when obtaining the patient’s eye pressure.  Unlike air puff tonometry, it doesn’t create micro-aerosol formations.  Therefore, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and infection.

Icare probes are individually packaged for safe and contamination free measurement of each patient.  The probe is a gold-plated metallic wire, which enables the probe’s accurate movement in the magnetic field.  The tip is made from medical grade plastic that makes momentary contact with the cornea.

The Icare tonometer enables hygienic and effortless eye pressure measurement that is barely noticed by the patient, which makes it suitable for all patients from the very young, to the older generation.  Your patients will thank you for using Icare tonometers with their patented rebound technology.  This is because it only takes a few seconds to complete a reading and there are no unpleasant air puffs.

Jack Hawkins of Mainline Instruments said: “No specialist training is required to use the product. All a user needs to do is to load a disposable probe into the probe base and use the intelligent positioning assistant to align the tonometer. This ensures patients are comfortable, your results are accurate and everyone’s safe.”

You can view the full Icare range here.  At the time of writing, all devices and probes are available and ready to despatch.

You can read more about the probes used in Icare tonometers here.