This is the fun part!
Breed Certification Exams
Due to the time that it takes to complete the paperwork required and to allow time for your dog's eyes to dilate, we ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. This will help us to keep on schedule for your appointment and for following appointments.
Upon arrival, a technician will dilate each of your pet's eyes. This is done by simply applying a drop to each eye. While you are completing the necessary paperwork, the eyes will dilate in time for the exam by the ophthalmologist. Dr. Beaumont will perform an exam on each eye to evaluate for any potential heritable ocular diseases.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Dog's date of birth
AKC registered name
AKC registered number
Once you arrive at Animal Eye Specialists, we will provide you with the paperwork that is necessary for the exam. Currently, there is not a downloadable form since the form is imprinted with Animal Eye Specialists's information and is on a three page carbon copy form. Each dog that is examined needs an individual form filled out.
An appointment is required to have a OFA exam performed
In order to have a exam done, the patient needs to be at least 6-8 weeks of age
Certification is good for 12 months from the date of the eye exam
Annual re-examination is recommended because an ocular abnormality can appear at any stage in your dog's life
If more information is needed about OFA certification, please visit http://www.offa.org/eyes.html
For more information about DNA-based diagnoses of inherited diseases of dogs, please visit http://www.optigen.com/