TONOVET for Eye Health

Newman Veterinary Centers – Sanford is equipped with TONOVET.  The TONOVET tonometer is used to measure the pressure in your pets eye. A pet with a red eye normally has an eye infection. The TONOVET tonometer allows the vet to measure the eye pressure in a safe and painless way.  Our veterinarians need an accurate reading of your pet’s eye pressure to properly assess eye infections and potentially save the eye.

Does my dog need to have his/her eye pressure measured?

It is recommended that your pet has their eye pressure measured if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Young patients – to establish baseline readings
  • Patients older than 5 years
  • Ocular examination patients
  • Head or eye trauma patients