More than 200 veterinary ophthalmologists across the United States -- and four clinics in Washington -- are doing free eye exams on service animals this spring.

More than 200 veterinary ophthalmologists across the United States — and four clinics in Washington — are doing free eye exams on service animals this spring.

The event –the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ 5th annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event — runs through May.

People who have a service dog, ­­­­­ including handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs and search and rescue dogs, can register for the free event online from April 1 through April 30. Since the event’s inception in 2008, more than 10,500 service animals — including some horses and a donkey — have been examined.

People can register a service animal for the event online at ACVOeyeexam.org.

The Washington State clinics participating are:

– Northwest Animal Eye Specialists in Kirkland
— Washington State University in Pullman
— Animal Eye Clinic in Seattle
— Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane in Spokane