If your Service or Assistance Dog is currently in training, or has been formally trained by a national, regional or local organization you may qualify to get a free eye exam, sponsored by the the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)! This is their third year for this program and it’s open to all formally trained working dogs including service and assistance dogs, police K-9s, search and rescue dogs and more.
The ACVO is developing a database that can be used in the future to identify potential eye problems associated with the tasks that certain groups of working dogs perform. Your working dog may be eligible to participate in this study. To find out if you qualify, please register on their website.
The United States Service Dog Registry is proud to announce that we’re an official supporter of the ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam! The Registry is a form of self-identification, not proof of training, so you will need to provide a formal training certificate in addition to your registration if you wish to participate.
Anonymous April 13, 2010
too bad so many owner-trained service dog teams arent included again. this is my second service dog. im paralyzed from the waist down and she helps me with everything. on the plus side at least her eyes better than mine! 🙂