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UWE Bristol installs Reichert® Tono-Vera® Tonometer

UWE Bristol Eye Clinic becomes the first optometry school in the UK to invest in the all-new Reichert® Tono-Vera® Tonometer; elevating patient care with truly objective tonometry. 

UWE Bristol Eye Clinic has become the first optometry school in the UK to invest in the all-new Reichert® Tono-Vera® Tonometer. Supplied by Grafton Optical, Tono-Vera® features the advanced ActiView™ Positioning System which quickly guides you to the apex of the cornea, giving you confidence in your IOP readings. Tono-Vera® automatically measures when aligned, providing more objective and repeatable results.

The new £2 million full-service UWE Bristol Eye Clinic opened in October 2020 and provides a state-of-the-art learning environment and real-world experience to students on the BSc (Hons) Optometry programme. Grafton Optical were proud to partner with UWE Bristol Eye Clinic to supply and install a large amount of the optical equipment for the new facilities. Grafton’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge technologies aligns perfectly with the clinic’s objectives, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced diagnostic solutions available on the market.

Grafton Optical Sales Manager Bob Keating said “The investment in the Reichert Tono-Vera Tonometer is a testament to UWE Bristol Eye Clinic’s dedication to staying at the forefront of ophthalmic advancements. By acquiring this state-of-theart equipment, UWE Bristol Eye Clinic is furthering its commitment to excellence in eye care teaching and learning; continuing to provide the highest standards of diagnostic accuracy for both students and patients”.

Lewes Hambrey, UWE Eye Clinic Resident Optometrist commented, “Tono-Vera will enable our team and UWE students to obtain precise and consistent IOP measurements, facilitating earlier detection and more effective management of conditions such as glaucoma. Our patients have also reported improved levels of comfort and convenience with the TonoVera compared to previous equipment”.

Reichert® Tono-Vera® Tonometer

A more objective measurement with ActiView™ Positioning System. The Tono-Vera® ActiView™ Positioning System features a full-colour view of the eye combined with intuitive, interactive alignment prompts to guide the user precisely to the apex of the cornea. When proper alignment is achieved Tono-Vera® automatically measures, providing a result in as few as three measurements. Intuitive color-coded rings indicate the reliability of the reading.  

For more information on the Reichert® Tono-Vera® Tonometer, please contact

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Left: Lewes Hambrey, UWE Eye Clinic Resident Optometrist and Bob Keating, Grafton Optical Sales Manager

Right: UWE Bristol optometry students Molly Patrickson and Salma Ali

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