Ophthalmology

We're The Only Regional Practice Providing Emergency Opthalmology Services
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week!

For Non-Emergences, Appointments are Available Monday through Thursday for Your Convenience

Restoring Vision, Eliminating Pain, Improving Quality of Life For Pets

The Eye Conditions We See

Ocular disease is common in both cats and dogs, and may be due to injuries, a systemic health  issue, breed (some breeds, like those with shorter snouts, are more at risk of eye problems),  genetics or aging. Some of the most common eye conditions that we diagnose and treat  include:

  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Cherry eye (prolapsed gland of the third eyelid)
  • Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
  • Corneal disease including ulcers, keratitis
  • Uveitis (inflammation of middle layer of tissue in the eye wall)
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens disease including cataracts and lens luxation
  • Retinal disease including detachment and dysplasia
  • Orbital tumors and abscesses
  • Intraocular tumors

Comprehensive Diagnostic and Treatment Capabilities for Eye Problems

Guardian Veterinary Specialists offers a full range of veterinary ophthalmic services, including:

  • Complete ophthalmic examination
  • Treatment of eyelid diseases, masses and deformities
  • Replacement of prolapsed third eyelid glands
  • Dry eye therapy and surgery
  • Medical management of infectious and inflammatory ocular diseases • Corneal reconstructive surgery
  • Cataract removal (phacoemulsification)
  • Surgical lens extraction for lens luxations
  • Medical management, laser therapy and drainage implantation for glaucoma • Prosthetic artificial eye placement
  • Enucleation (surgical eye removal)

In addition, if you are a breeder, we offer OFA Eye Certification examinations (the Orthopedic  Foundation for Animals recommends annual ophthalmic evaluations to screen for genetic  problems in dogs used for breeding).

And we’re proud to participate in the ACVO® National Service Animal Eye Exam initiative. This  philanthropic event provides free ocular screening exams to qualified service and working  animals each May, helping to ensure that formally trained working animals can continue their  selfless work serving humans. 

To schedule a free initial consultation

We’re so passionate about ensuring that pets receive optimal care—and that pet parents  understand the treatment options available to them—that we offer free initial consultations. To  schedule yours, simply call (914) 704-3400

Our Locations

Guardian Veterinary Specialists
24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care
Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County
Night, Weekend & Holiday Emergency Care
Mon 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Tue 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Wed 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Thu 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Fri 6:00 PM – Monday 7:00 AM
Sat 24 hours
Sun 24 hours
Holiday 24 hours
Armory Dog & Cat Hospital

Routine Health Care & Emergency Services

Mon 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun Closed