OFA Eye Exams
The information on this page IS FOR BREEDERS ONLY and does NOT apply to pets with current eye issues or eye emergencies. This information is for dogs used for breeding purposes ONLY. If your pet does NOT fall into this category, please LEAVE THIS PAGE & visit our NEW CLIENT INFORMATION PAGE.
The OFA Eye Certification exam (used to be known as CERF) consists of indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscopy and are reserved for dogs with presumably healthy eyes. It is not a comprehensive ocular health examination, but rather an eye screening exam for genetic eye abnormalities for breeding purposes, for breeders. For example, OFA Eye Certification exams do not entail measuring tear production, applying dye to the eyes for detecting corneal ulcers, or measuring intraocular pressures. Gonioscopy, tonometry, Schirmer tear test, electroretinography, and ultrasonography are not routinely performed; thus, dogs with pigmentary uveitis, goniodysgenesis, glaucoma, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), early lens luxation/subluxation or some early cases of progressive retinal atrophy might not be detected without further testing and do not qualify for this type of exam. If a serious ocular health problem (such as glaucoma) is suspected during the Eye Certification exam, the examiner will recommend a more comprehensive ocular examination. The diagnoses obtained during an OFA Eye Certification Registry exam refer only to the observable phenotype (clinical appearance) of an animal’s eyes. Thus it is possible for a clinically normal animal to be a carrier (abnormal genotype) of genetic abnormalities.
Individual OFA Eye Exam appointments are scheduled Monday’s 8am-4pm and Thursdays 8am-4pm. (we do not do “clinics”) The cost PER dog is $55. Please bring registration names, numbers and birth dates to your appointment. We only reserve a VERY LIMITED number of OFA appointment slots per day.
Next available dates: Appointment Required
Due to the postponement of many OFA appointments in March/April/May we are extremely backed up for these appointments. Our apologies!
Monday August 24th
Thursday August 27th
September=CLOSED TO OFA APPOINTMENTS due to shortened appointment schedule (Labor Day closures and AVCO conference)
Monday Oct 5th
Thursday Oct 8th
Monday Oct 12th
Thursday Oct 15th
Monday Oct 19th
Thursday Oct 22nd
Monday Oct 26th
Thursday Oct 29th