What is the Eye Air Puff Test and What Does It Reveal?


The eye air puff test is a common test used to check for eye damage as well as glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that can damage your optic nerve and lead to blindness. During the test, a gentle blast of air is used to flatten the eye, which allows the doctor to measure the eye’s pressure. If the pressure is high, it may be an indication of glaucoma. The test is quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive, making it an essential tool in early glaucoma detection.

Glaucoma is a painless, symptomless eye disease that affects the optic nerve of the eye. It can result in the loss of peripheral vision if left undetected. The iCare tonometer makes it easy for Dr. Cazares to screen for glaucoma in all patients.

Do you hate going to the eye doctor simply because you loathe the air puff test?

Scott Eye Care is equipped with the iCare tonometer! This instrument uses a quick, painless procedure to check the pressures of your eyes. We have been able to use this instrument on just about every patient at Scott Eye Care– children and adults!

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