In Depth Vision Optometry does not participate with any insurance company. We feel that our time is best spent focused on our patients’ care and well-being rather than on the endless red tape required by many insurance plans. Most medical insurances exclude Optometric vision therapy coverage, in the same way they exclude Orthodontics.
While Optometric vision therapy is not inexpensive, it should be seen as an investment in yourself or your child’s future.
Realizing that the cost of vision therapy may be a financial burden for some families, In Depth Vision Optometry has made special arrangements with CareCredit (www.carecredit.com). Please do not hesitate to discuss this with the doctor or the Vision Therapy Administrator.
If you are planning to pursue insurance reimbursement for vision therapy, In Depth Vision Optometry has provided the following instructions from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development for your convenience. Please refer to www.COVD.org for additional information.
Insurance Coverage for Vision Therapy: Vision Therapy is used to treat diagnosed vision conditions. In some cases, Vision Therapy is the only available and effective treatment option for these conditions. This treatment may be covered under major medical insurance plans. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may deny or place severe limits on coverage for Vision Therapy services as a cost saving measure. Under all forms of medical insurance plans, you, the consumer and/or patients, have a right to request a review of any service that is denied coverage, or for which coverage is severely limited.
If you believe your plan has incorrectly evaluated the claim for coverage, acted arbitrarily, or discriminated unfairly in determining coverage, you should seriously consider requesting a review.
Steps to Consider in Requesting a Review of Denial of Coverage for Vision Therapy:
It is important to remember that the unwillingness of your insurance company to pay for these services does not reduce the need for obtaining treatment. Talk with your doctor about payment options that may be available to assist you or your family in obtaining needed care.