Advanced Eye Care Technology for Pets on the Connecticut Shoreline

Eye Care

Tools of the Pet Eye Care Trade

Our facility provides utilizes a number of pieces of eye care equipment used to diagnose and treat your pet. The tools include:

  • Ophthalmoscope—
    Used for examining the retina and vitreous humor.
  • Applanation tonometer (TonoPen)—
    Used for determining the amount of fluid pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This helps us to diagnose glaucoma and other ocular diseases.
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Why Pet Eye Care Is Important

We may think of our pets as mostly reliant on their keen sense of smell, but their ocular health majorly impacts their quality of life. That’s why eye exams are part of any regular checkup at Clinton Veterinary Hospital.

Dogs and cats can experience a variety of eye disease and eye injuries over the course of a lifetime. Here are some conditions you should let us help you with:

  • Cataract: An opaque blockage on the lens of the eye that causes impaired vision and sometimes blindness.
  • Cherry Eye: An enlarged tear gland forming a mass on the eye.
  • Conjunctivitis: Red and swollen eyes, often with discharge.
  • Corneal Ulcers: An erosion or open sore in the outer layer of the cornea.
  • Dry Eye: Diminished tear production causing inflammation, squinting, and sometimes discharge.
  • Epiphora: An overflowing of tear production that creates stains on the facial fur.
  • Ectropion: An outward turning of the upper eyelid that causes the lower lid to droop.
  • Entropion: A rolling in of the eyelid causing discharge and tearing.
  • Glaucoma: Cloudiness in the eye and enlargement of the eye due to an increased pressure in the eyeball.
  • Progressive Renal Atrophy: Blindness caused by a deteriorating retina.
  • Uveitis: A swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye, which supplies blood to the retina.

Contact us today for a regular checkup or even a specific examination of your pet’s eyes. Let’s look out for your pet’s optimal quality of life, together!

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"We have been extremely happy with all the docs in this group. Would highly recommend."—Lisa K. Old Saybrook, CT

"Not a fault to be had! Wonderful & caring staff! Your pet will be well cared for!!"

"Care is always knowledgeable and administered with compassion."—Marilyn S. Clinton, CT

"Everyone at this practice genuinely cares for every animal they see. I would not take my cat any place else. They provide consistent service and are knowledgeable and professional."—Elle MP, Westbrook, CT

"Clinton Veterinary Hospital is always so great with Lilly. They always make sure that she is given the best care. The doctors are so courteous and the staff is amazing. I trust them completely with her!!"—Andrea G, Clinton, CT

"I got a same day appt when I called in the morning. Dr Price found the cause and discussed treatment options. By the next morning my cat was his old self. Great staff!"—Paula H.

"Leni loves visiting Dr. Price, and I am always happy knowing she is receiving the best care possible. Thank you!"—Courtney B., Deep River, CT

"I love Clinton vet ! And feel that I am getting The best possible care. They are knowledgeable and very kind kind to my two Pomeranians."—Laura E., Clinton CT

"We have been clients for many years-since 1978. Over that time we have had 3 cats and 6 dogs that we have taken to Clinton Veterinary. They have always been wonderful to our pets and us. Dr Price has continued the wonderful care to our current dogs, Ralph and Dodger. They have a great support staff also-very caring."—Anne C. Guilford, CT

"Dr. Santelli has been wonderful helping us decode Kohl's allergies since we adopted him last month. We have not had experience with the immunotherapy injections we chose to treat with and she has always welcomed questions and has great feedback."—Jessica B.

"I am very happy with CVH and I especially like Dr. Santelli. She is great with my dogs and understands the rules and regs on getting dogs overseas and back. She is super!"—Maureen G. Lyme, CT

We Are Here for You, We Want to Hear From You:

Clinton Veterinary Hospital welcomes your calls and your face-to-face visits. We want you to be informed before, during, and after any interaction with us.

Clinton Veterinary Hospital

  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 9 a.m.)
  • Sunday

After Hours Emergencies

Clinton Veterinary Hospital sees emergencies Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For emergencies during all other hours, please contact one of the facilities below:

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine-Guilford
Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine

Connect With Us:

(860) 669-5721