Veterinary Resources

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists™
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists™ is an organization, not an actual physical location, that has established certifying criteria for ophthalmologists. The College certifies veterinarians in ophthalmology in addition to providing traditional 'association' services to those Diplomates, company partners, and the public.

Canine Eye Registration Foundation
The Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) is an organization that was founded by a group of concerned, purebred owner/breeders who recognized that the quality of their dog's lives were being affected by heritable eye disease. CERF was then established in conjunction with cooperating, board certified, veterinary ophthalmologists, as a means to accomplish the goal of elimination of heritable eye disease in all purebred dogs by forming a centralized, national registry.

Doggles® Protective Eyewear for Dogs
All Doggles® have polycarbonate (shatterproof), anti-fog lenses which block 100% of UV light and keep out wind and debris. The wrap around frames completely enclose the eyes with no gaps for stray light or foreign objects. Two adjustable elastic straps keep Doggles® on securely during any activity.


OptiGen
OptiGen is a service company established to provide DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of purebred dogs. We promise the highest quality diagnostic and testing services available in the fields of veterinary medical genetics and molecular diagnostics. Our testing procedures are developed by research scientists and veterinarians associated with OptiGen, and are extensively field-tested in cooperation with breeders of purebred dogs.




Websites and Literature of Interest to Owners of Blind Dogs

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 and 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. If you're new to this situation-rest assured it does get much better. Most dogs adjust well and lead happy near-normal lives. Before long you will be amazed at what a blind dog can do!

Handicapped Pets
HandicappedPets.com was created in 2001 to support the caretakers of Elderly, Disabled, and Handicapped Pets. We have all of the products, services, and support you'll need. The Site was created by Mark C. Robinson in memory of Mercedes, a slightly epileptic Keeshound who was put to sleep before her time because he Mark didn't know any better and had no way to find out more. Now there's a way.

Living With Blind Dogs: A Resource Book and Training Guide for the Owners of Blind and Low-Vision Dogs
Author: Caroline D. Levin

Blind Dog Stories: Tales of Triumph, Humor and Heroism
Author: Caroline D. Levin

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