Free Eye Exams for Service Animals: Preserving Vision For Working Dogs

Every May, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) participates in the National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Throughout the month, registered service and working animals can receive free eye exams at participating providers, including Veterinary Vision Center. The event was canceled the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year we’re [...]

Tick-Borne Anterior Uveitis in Dogs

April has been designated as Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month, making this the perfect time to discuss how tick-borne illnesses affect your dog’s eyes. Infections such as Lyme disease cause many significant problems for your dog, including ocular abnormalities. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about how these illnesses affect [...]

Ophthalmomyiasis in Pets

Parasites such as heartworms can cause significant health problems for your pet, and they also can affect their eyes, threatening their vision. Ophthalmomyiasis refers to the larval infestation of the eye, and our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about this condition to help you protect your pet. Heartworm ophthalmomyiasis in pets [...]

Encephalitozoonosis in Pet Rabbits

Encephalitozoonosis is a protozoan parasitic infection caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi that can damage your rabbit’s kidneys, nervous system, heart, and eyes. In addition, the disease is zoonotic, which means your pet rabbit can pass the infection to you and your family. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about this concerning condition, [...]

Hypertensive Retinopathy in Pets

Elevations in your pet’s blood pressure can have serious consequences, but this condition is possibly one of the most underdiagnosed systemic illnesses in pets because of the disease’s silent nature. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center shares information about hypertensive retinopathy, and explains how high blood pressure can affect your pet’s vision. What is hypertension [...]

Oh My, A Bulging Eye! Retrobulbar Abscesses in Dogs and Cats

Every so often, a dog or cat comes into our office with a bulging, red eye, and their owner’s concerns about glaucoma, tumors, or other generally bad problems. Then, our Veterinary Vision Center team completes their exam, and lets the pet owner know that the eye, in fact, is totally normal. How can this be? [...]

Annual Ophthalmic Exams For Pets: Why Your Pet Should See The Eye Doctor Yearly

Regular veterinary care is important for your pet’s overall health, and that includes their eyes. Eye problems can strike at any age, but annual ophthalmic exams can detect them in their early stages, allowing your veterinarian to begin treatment sooner. Your primary veterinarian can perform a basic ophthalmic exam, but they typically cannot evaluate the [...]

Bird Eye Exams

Wild birds rely heavily on perfect, or near perfect, vision to fly, capture prey, avoid predators, and find suitable perches and shelter. Eye issues, which can appear as ocular lesions, can be indicative of different systemic disorders. While perfect vision is not as vital for captive companion birds, recognizing and treating ocular disease is important [...]

Fungal Corneal Ulcers in Horses

Horses have large, prominent eyes that put them at higher risk for sustaining traumatic eye injury, and fungi can infect these corneal defects and cause significant pain, and potential blindness. Our Veterinary Vision Center team explains how your horse’s vision could be threatened by this complication. Corneal ulcers in horses Corneal ulcers most commonly affect [...]

What Toxins Can Damage Your Pet’s Eyes?

Several toxic substances can cause eye irritation, ulcerations, dry eye, and blindness, if your pet is exposed. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information on the toxins that can damage your pet’s eyes, and what you should do should your pet be affected. Toxins can cause eye irritation in pets Soaps and [...]

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