I remember very early on in my career when I was working down in Nowra I had to send a client all the way to Sydney because I suspected her dog had an acute glaucoma (increase in pressure in the eye) that can cause blindness. My client drove 3 hours to Sydney directly and because of that got the treatment the dog required and continued to have good eye sight for many years to come. It is true that the specialist ophthalmologists are only 30 min away from Double Bay but I also know that Eastern Suburbs folks don’t like to drive to the North Shore. As a result we have a tonopen that can measure pressures in eyes so that we can treat glaucoma swiftly should we need to. Its quick, its simple and it has the potential to save your pets sight.