The National Service Animal Eye Exam Event, that was supported by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Stokes Pharmacy, has won one of the innovation awards at this year’s VMX Conference. The “Eye exam event” was one of 10 winners at the Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) Awards this year.
Veterinary ophthalmology is a veterinary specialty where veterinarians receive special and advanced training in animal ocular medicine. This allows them to easily diagnose and treat conditions and diseases that concern the eyes such as corneal ulcers, cataracts, conjunctivitis, uveitis, glaucoma etc. These eye specialists also provide treatment for traumatic eye injuries.
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists was formed in 1970.
The Eye Exam Event is a program that is based on the voluntary, philanthropic work of these professionals, and they provide ocular screenings free of charge to service and working animals each May. The program runs 10 years and so far they have provided over 60 000 eye exams to animals in the US, Canada ,and Puerto Rico.
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If you have a service animal, click here to register for a free eye exam.