Eye Testing (Ophthalmic)

The BVA (British Veterinary Association) advise that a dog’s eyes should be clinically examined three times in its lifetime, whether breeding or not.

The Society’s encouragement to members is to follow veterinary advice and not just rely upon a single examination for life.  Ideally, have the pup examined when with the litter to check for CEA, have an examination made before the dog (sire or dam) is used for breeding (around the age of 2 years) and have a test when the dog is older (over 8 years) to look for any late onset abnormalities.

The list of approved BVA/KC/ISDS examiners and latest clinic dates can be found here

Download a copy of "What is The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme" here

Further information can be found here “How Examination under the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme can help you and your breed” – article by Professor Sheila Crispin (Updated September 2013)