The Icare tonometer is based on a new measuring principle, in which a very light probe is used to make momentary contact with the cornea. The measurement is barely noticed by the patient and often does not even cause corneal reflex. For optometrists and technicians this is good news, because the device not only makes IOP measuring a more pleasant experience on all patients, it is also an important break-through for succeeding with non-compliant patients (f.e. children and dementia patients).
Requiring no drops, neither specialized skills for its use the quick and painless Icare tonometry has an important role in glaucoma screening programs.