Why does the optician blow air into my eyes during the eye examination?
This is part of a test which measures your intraocular pressure (IOP) using a tonometer - a raised IOP can indicate a problem with the eye such as glaucoma.
The puff of air flattens your cornea and the instrument senses the deflection and calculates your IOP.
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