A tonometer is a valuable tool used by medical eye care professionals to check for intraocular pressure (IOP), assess a patient for fluid in the eye, and evaluate those who are at risk from glaucoma. Tonometers are now easier to use than ever before because they are available as handheld portable devices. However, it’s still crucial that you use tip covers for proper care. You can find the steps on how to use tonometer tip covers correctly by following our guide below.
1. The first step on how to use tonometer tip covers correctly is to make sure the seal is where it needs to be. An easy way to tell if the seal is in the correct position is to see if the seal between the portable tonometer and the tip cover is too loose or too tight. If either is the case, then the readings from the tonometer will not be accurate, so be sure the cover fits comfortably.
2.When you apply the tip cover on the tonometer correctly, some pleats will remain on the cover. Once you finish using the tonometer cover, you will dispose of the cover by placing it in the correct wastebasket.
Different Types of Tip Covers
In addition to placing the tip cover on the tonometer correctly, you will also need to use the appropriate type of cover. There are several different types of tonometer tip covers that you can choose from. The two most common options are available either in bulk bags or individually wrapped packages. Using bulk bags is a cost-effective option, and tips are available either sleeved or un-sleeved. Bulk orders also come with a cardboard tube that will make it easier to place the tip cover on the tonometer correctly. Individually wrapped tip covers are sanitized before packaging and come with a cardboard tube as well.
If you are in need of tonometer tip covers, look no further than Automated Opthalmics. We offer both types of tonometer tip covers that work with popular tonometers, including the Tono-Pen and Accupen.