If a person’s visual skills are not adequately developed or impaired by a traumatic brain injury such as a motor vehicle accident or head injury, vision problems may occur.
Vision is more than clarity (20/20 on the eye chart). It is a complex combination of learned skills such as…
Depending on patient history, signs, symptoms and/or the review of prior diagnostic evaluations, an independent assessment is recommended to evaluate and diagnose specific eye or vision problems.
If this assessment is being recommended for you or your child, it is likely your optometrist/teacher/OT is suspecting that an underlying visual problem may be interfering with yours or your child’s ability to learn, read, comprehend and pay attention.
An assessment of higher visual function may include, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the following:
The evaluation and assessment of visual skills and processing usually has the duration of one to three hours depending on the complexity of the conditions and may require more than one visit. A separate office visit may be necessary to discuss evaluation results and management considerations with patients, spouse, parents, or others.
Every insurance policy is different. Our office cannot determine if you have coverage or not. We recommend that you contact your personal insurance provider and inquire if coverage is reserved for ‘Vision Training’ and assessments.
Currently, we are not able to submit directly to insurance companies for visual assessments and training.
Once payment is received, we can provide you with the invoice statements required to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company.
**If you are submitting a claim to your auto insurance because of injuries sustained due to a motor vehicle accident, and your file is still open, please fill out the ‘Acquired Brain Injury/Concussion Intake form’. We can submit an OCF-18 through HCAI for funding.