Free Eye Exams: Giving Back to Service and Working Animals in May

Free Eye Exams: Giving Back to Service and Working Animals in May

We all want our pets to see as well as possible because it adds to their quality of life. However, there are dogs whose eyesight, along with training and dedication, directly contributes to the quality of life of people. Service animals allow individuals with a...
Cataracts in Cats and Dogs

Cataracts in Cats and Dogs

Cataracts, a cloudy area in the lens of the eye, commonly causes blindness in dogs (and occasionally in cats). When functioning properly, the lens is the “M&M shaped” clear structure inside of the eye that focuses light on the retina. Causes of Cataracts Similar...
Glaucoma In Dogs: The Not-So-Silent Thief Of Sight

Glaucoma In Dogs: The Not-So-Silent Thief Of Sight

Glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve, causes high pressure inside the eye. In dogs, glaucoma can develop extremely quickly and cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. Dogs find this condition quite painful. There are two types of glaucoma – primary and...
Dry Eye In Dogs

Dry Eye In Dogs

Did you know that dry eye, a common problem in people, also ails animals? It is, in fact, commonly diagnosed in dogs. Also known as KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca), dry eye occurs when the lacrimal gland and the third eyelid gland do not function properly to produce...
Giving Back To Service Animals: Free Eye Exams Throughout May

Giving Back To Service Animals: Free Eye Exams Throughout May

Pets fill so many people’s hearts with love and joy, while asking for very little in return. Even more amazingly, certain animals are able to provide services for people in need and, in turn, many people depend on service dogs for their daily routine. What Service...