American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dedicated to the elimination of heritable eye disease
in purebred dogs through registration and research.

OPTIGEN is a service company established to provide DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of dogs.

Information and support for owners of blind dogs
Regardless if you’re an owner of a newly blinded dog, have adopted a blind/visually impaired dog (or puppy) or have been at this for awhile – the purpose we strive for on this web site, also on the Blind dog list and message board, is to provide you the support and information you need to help both you and your beloved dog.

American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
The principal aim of the ASVO is to promote scientific progress in veterinary ophthalmology.

Thankful Paws – Deaf, Blind & Shy Dog Apparel
This is good site to start at. Gives ideas on living with blind dogs and lots of good links.
This site offers some excellent books and videos about living with blind dogs and inspirational stories.
These owners have designed and are marketing a hoop on a harness that can be used to help blind dogs move around more confidently in familiar and even unfamiliar environments.

Angel Vest
Another site marketing a vest with a hoop that can be used to help blind dogs move around more confidently in familiar and even unfamiliar environments.

These are basically sunglasses that have been designed for dogs. They can protect the eyes from trauma, reduce glare, or relieve light sensitivity.

Valiant Trust
This is a story of a blind horse that performs Dressage with his owner.
Readers share personal experiences about eye removal.

Rosie, the Garden and the Dogs
Videos of “Summer”, a remarkable dog who has lost both eyes.

CERF Examination
A glimpse of the CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) examination at the Cornell Veterinary School.

ACVO Cataract Video
A video, produced by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, explaining cataracts and cataract surgery in detail.

A Veterinarian Advises How To ‘Speak For Spot
A wonderful interview on NPR with veterinarian Nancy Kay about being an advocate for your own pet’s health care.

National Geographic
Reindeer Change Their Eyes for Summer and Winter, Study Finds