By | June 1, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The outcome of emergencies, such as a flood or abduction, can depend on effective search and rescue operations executed by the Tennessee Task Force One. Thursday, the rescue dog squad got screened on their vision readiness.

It’s a critical part of saving lives. Not only does it check sight proficiency, the deep-eye exams can reveal a range of medical problems that, if caught early, can be treated. It’s why local doctors are testing the canines for free.

The vision exams were given at the Memphis Veterinary Specialists Clinic in Cordova.

It’s part of a national initiative by the American College of Veterinary Optometry to provide free eye exams for all U.S. service animals during the month of May.

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