The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists will provide free eye exams to service animals in May for their National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. In its fifth year, the event has led to the examination of over 10,000 service animals so far, including dogs and horses.
At the event, board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists will check for redness, squinting, cloudy corneas, retinal disease, early cataracts, and other abnormalities in an effort to improve health and prevent potential disease in service dogs.
To qualify, animals must be classified as “active working animals” by a national, regional, or local formal training program, or be currently enrolled in a formal training program in the United States or Canada.
Pet owners must register their service animals for the event between April 1 and April 30 at www.acvoeyeexam.org for the May exams.