About: Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road) Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road) London EC1V 2PD
A relative with high pressure in the eyes had their pressure checked recently by a technician who had earlier checked the visual field. The pressure reading was abnormally high. The doctor later checked and found an acceptable reading. It seemed the technician, in opening the eyelids wide, had exerted pressure from their fingers. Is it medically acceptable for eye pressure to be checked by a technician?