Help and frequently asked questions

If your optician says that you have high pressure in the eye what does this mean?


When opticians talk about intra-ocular pressure, (also known as IOP), they mean pressure of the fluid which fills the eye, rather than blood pressure in the vessels which keep the structures of the eye supplied with oxygen and nutrients.

High IOP is associated with the development of certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma. Regular eye examinations with your optician are the best way to reassure yourself about the condition of your eyes and vision.