Animal Eye Associates in Maitland and Waterford Lakes is a leading provider of the diagnosis, treatment, and care of animal eye problems. Our main mission is to provide quality and compassionate eye care for animals to ensure our furry friends can live a happy, painless, and stress-free life.

What Is Veterinary Ophthalmology?

Veterinary ophthalmologists are specially trained veterinarians who focus on the ocular health and wellness of animals. These board-certified specialists can help diagnose and treat a variety of animal eye conditions, ranging from eye diseases to cancers and gene abnormalities. To learn more about what a veterinary ophthalmologist does, click here.

Where Are You Located?

Animal Eye Associates has two convenient locations in Florida; one in Maitland and one in Waterford Lakes. Some information about our two locations is listed below.

Maitland Office
9901 S US Highway 17/92
Maitland, Florida 32751

Waterford Lakes Office
11011 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, Florida 32825

What Are Your Hours Of Operation?

Our veterinary ophthalmologists are available at both of our locations during the following times:

Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

Can I Take A Tour Of Your Office?

Absolutely! You can take a tour of our Maitland and Waterford Lakes offices online. Our number one goal is to ensure you and your pet are comfortable at our facility. Explore our gallery online to see what world-class animal eye care facilities look like!

I’m A New Client, What Should I Do?

If you’re a new client of Animal Eye Associates, you can schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologists online. Once you have an appointment in place, we’ll ask you to bring any information on your pet’s medical history to the office. We’ll also ask you why you’re scheduling an appointment, and if your pet has any health conditions that we should be aware of. Once we have all of the information we need, we’ll thoroughly examine your pet and ask you further questions before recommending any diagnostic tests or treatments.

Prior to your visit to our animal eye center, please fill out a new client registration form.

What’s The History Of Your Practice?

Animal Eye Associates was founded in 1992 by Dr. Daniel Priehs. The practice was originally located in Winter Park, which eventually moved to Maitland in 1998. It wasn’t until 2015 that we opened our second full-service animal hospital in Waterford Lakes, where we share a facility with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists and The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida. If you’d like to learn more about our dedicated staff, visit our team page.

Our practice philosophy is quite simple: We aim to provide veterinary ophthalmology services of the highest quality to our clients and their pets. If we cannot help your furry companion, we will refer you to a veterinarian in Florida that can. Our team is completely committed to maintaining eye health and restoring vision to animals because we feel your pet deserves the very best care.

How Can I Stay Up-To-Date With The Latest Animal Eye Information?

If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest animal eye information and veterinary ophthalmology, visit our news page. We’re constantly adding new articles about the latest and greatest advances in veterinary ophthalmology, as well as articles on when it’s time to see your local veterinarian. Some of our most popular posts include:

If you have a question about an animal eye condition or the diagnosis of animal eye diseases that you’d like the answer to, just give our team a call.

Do You Only Work With Traditional Pets?

Our animal eye specialists are passionate about serving the Florida community, and while we work with traditional pets, like dogs and cats, we also work with Sea World, Walt Disney World, and the Central Florida Zoo to address others species of animals.

What Kind Of Animal Eye Services Do You Offer?

At Animal Eye Associates, we specialize in veterinary ophthalmology and animal eye health. Many people visit our clinic when they are concerned that something is wrong with their pet’s eye(s).

Animal Eye Exams
As the Top Rated Local® veterinary ophthalmologists in Maitland and Orlando, we offer animal eye exams at both of our facilities. When you schedule a visit to our clinic for an animal eye exam, one of our veterinary ophthalmologists will ask you some questions about your pet’s health and eye history. If your pet is taking any medications, please let our staff know, as some medications can have an affect on animal eyesight. Once we have a clear understanding of your pet’s health history, we may recommend a basic ophthalmic test for your pet. We offer a few tests at our offices to help measure tear production and intraocular pressure.

Animal Eye Surgery
In addition to animal eye exams, Animal Eye Associates specializes in animal eye surgery for a variety of species. After your pet’s initial eye exam, our veterinary ophthalmologists may recommend eye surgery for your dog, cat, or other animal if we don’t feel the problem can be remedied holistically.

Genetic Eye Certification (OFA / CERF)
If you breed dogs or cats or you have a service dog, it is recommended that your pet has a certified eye screening exam to ensure they are clear of hereditary eye problems. At our animal eye clinic, we manage the certification process through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, or OFA. It’s important to note that our eye certification test does not include diagnostic testing and is not intended to diagnose eye diseases or conditions.

Diagnostic Testing
Our team of animal ophthalmologists also specializes in advanced diagnostic testing for animal eye problems. Our staff is trained in the various tests necessary to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a variety of eye diseases and problems.

What Are Common Signs Of Eye Problems In Animals?

This is a question we get quite often at our veterinary ophthalmology clinic. It can be difficult for people to recognize eye problems in their pets without the help of a professional, but there are some symptoms you should keep an eye out for. Some symptoms of animal eye problems include:

  • Unequal pupil sizes in the right and left eye
  • Crusty junk in your pet’s eyes
  • Cloudiness of the eye
  • Uncontrollable tearing
  • Red or white eyelid linings

What Kind Of Dog Eye Problems & Diseases Do You Treat?

At Animal Eye Associates, we adore dogs. We understand that they are truly “man’s best friend,” and we pride ourselves on treating every animal that walks through our doors like they are a part of our family. We specialize in several types of canine eye conditions, including:


What Kind Of Cat Eye Problems & Diseases Do You Treat?

When your cat starts squinting or tearing uncontrollably, there’s a good chance there’s something going on with their eyes. Don’t wait until the last minute to seek help from a veterinary ophthalmologist. At Animal Eye Associates, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of feline eye conditions, including:


Where Can I Learn More About Animal Eye Care?

At Animal Eye Associates, we’re passionate about educating our Florida clients on animal eye care. We partner with multiple veterinary professionals in the area, so if you’re interested in learning more about animal eye care, visit the links below or click here.

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (AVCO)
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists provides complimentary eye exams and screenings for service and working animals each May. They have been offering this event for 12 years, donating time, staff, and services to support the oral health of our pets. According to their website, AVCO has given approximately 67,625 free screenings since the start of the program.

OPtiGen is a unique service company that provides DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of dogs. They offer diagnostic testing services that have been developed by research scientists and veterinarians to help prevent the spread of genetic diseases among canines. Their main goals are to:

  • Provide the highest quality diagnostic service and information for canines.
  • Protect valuable canine bloodlines with optimal genetic tests.
  • Prevent inherited diseases from reaching future generations of canines.

Veterinary Dermatology Center
The Veterinary Dermatology Center offers two convenient locations in Florida. They specialize in dermatological care for animals of all kinds, in addition to offering primary care veterinary services (including surgical treatments, allergy testing, and flea and tick prevention).

We hope this FAQ page has been helpful to you. If you still have questions about our Florida veterinary ophthalmology clinic, or you have questions about eye care for your pet, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today.