Event Overview


The ACVO/Stokes National Service Animal Eye Exam event is a philanthropic effort generously provided to the public by the board certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who donate their time, staff and services to provide free screening ocular exams to qualified Service Animals. This is our 10th year providing these complimentary screenings across the US, Puerto Rico and Canada; members in Australia and the EU may also be participating, stay tuned! This program would not be successful without the generosity of our Diplomate members and the financial support of all our valuable sponsors.

Each year most formally trained Service Animals, and some qualified assistance and therapy animals, can be registered to receive these sight-preserving screenings. Registration is limited via qualification and occurs only April 1st – April 30th annually, online through this website. Exams take place in May at many members’ clinics across the country, the full participation list is available to those that register online. (In the meantime, you may want to check out the 2016 participating cities to see if one is likely to be included near you. These change annually so check back April 1st for the final 2017 list.)

Over 52,000 animals have received these free screening exams over the past nine years. Please participate, support our ophthalmologists and sponsors to ensure this program continues in the future.

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- Stacee Daniel, ACVO Executive Director


Special thanks to our name-sake sponsor through 2019, Stokes Pharmacy.

Program Goals:

1) Preserve the sight of those who serve us all selflessly

2) Strengthen referral relationships with general practice veterinarians

3) Benefit those who rely on Service Animals - individuals and society


View participating cities here.

Registration will reopen on April 1st, 2017. Please check back at that time.