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Eye Certification /OFA


The purpose of the OFA Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) is to provide breeders with information regarding canine eye diseases so that they may make informed breeding decisions in an effort to produce healthier dogs. CAER certifications will be performed by board certified (ACVO) veterinary ophthalmologists. Regardless of whether owners submit their CAER exam forms to the OFA for “certification,” all CAER exam data is collected for aggregate statistical purposes to provide information on trends in eye disease and breed susceptibility. Clinicians and students of ophthalmology as well as interested breed clubs, individual breeders and owners of specific breeds will find this useful.

Planning for CAER examinations with us:

  • Call our office to schedule the appointment.
  • Pre-registration through OFA Online (electronic CAER application) is required. Please make an account and register your dog(s) prior to your appointment.
  • Please plan on spending about an hour at the clinic to allow pre-dilation examination (if necessary), pupil dilation, and examination.