Traditional eye exams are like your yearly check-up with your primary care whereas Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is with your specialist. In our comprehensive eye exam we determine the patient’s visual acuity (20/20) with and without correction, find the prescription of glasses and/or contact lenses, and evaluate the health of the eyes. If appropriate, different prescriptions may be needed for recreation, work, and hobbies. This is billable to vision insurance.
Pine Creek Vision Clinic provides expertise in the assessment and treatment of visual disturbances associated with head trauma and traumatic brain injury. Our doctors provide unique and undivided attention to each patient to determine a treatment plan based on your specific visual needs.
After a neurological insult, the brain does not always process information as it previously did. When the eyes are having difficulty processing, we can experience difficulty with balance, anxiety, heightened sensitivities to light, memory issues, double vision, headaches, and more. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation seeks to find where the issues in processing occur, and then employs treatment strategies to re-train the brain so we can accurately understand where our bodies are in space and how the space around us relates to the body.
The neuro optometric rehabilitation optometrists at PCVC have special areas of expertise to assess and treat visual disturbances associated with head trauma, stroke, balance issues, and perceptual difficulties. This is not a yearly comprehensive eye exam and will not be billable to your vision insurance. Due to the special nature of treatment the services are considered medical and may not be covered by insurance. PCVC strives to make treatment affordable. We offer a 15-minute free screening for patients who might benefit from our services prior to the full examination so patients feel confident about the services we offer. PCVC uses different prescriptions to treat and remediate the brain along with certain exercises to help the healing process. Many times, multiple appointments, prescriptions and new sets of lenses are required for maximal results.
The exam is a combination of multiple codes. We charge an office call for the evaluation and management of the patient, this includes the time spent with the doctor, case history, examination and decision making. Vision therapy which includes the observation of patient, performing exercises and developing a treatment plan. Additionally, the doctor will charge a Refraction if a new prescription is created. A refraction is a standalone procedure and since it is not a yearly routine eye exam it is a charged service.’