How Do I Obtain an Ocutech Bioptic?
Ocutech bioptics are available by prescription from low vision specialists in over 40 countries.
Low vision care is most often provided by optometrists or ophthalmologists practicing either in private offices, clinics, academic eye centers, agencies for the visually impaired or VA Medical Centers. Low vision specialists are specially trained to evaluate patients, prescribe appropriate low vision aids, and train the individual to use them effectively. Occupational therapists (OTs), Certified Low Vision Therapists (CLVTs) and Orientation and Mobility (O&M) instructors are also experienced in training individuals to learn to use low vision aids most effectively.
Ask For Low Vision Care When You Visit Your Eye Specialist.
While you may already be visiting an ophthalmologist to manage the health of your eyes, they may not be the professional who will provide the low vision services.
Already visit a low vision specialist?
If you already visit a low vision specialist ask to be evaluated for Ocutech telescopic low vision aids. If they don’t already prescribe them, have them contact Ocutech, and we’ll get them everything they need.
Don’t have a low vision specialist?
If you don’t already visit a low vision specialist, ask your regular eye doctor to refer you or Contact Ocutech and we’ll be happy to suggest an Ocutech prescriber closest to you.
You generally do not need a referral to visit a low vision specialist. You can make your own appointment.
In the United States, many VA Medical Centers provide low vision services for veterans. Access the Veteran’s Administration website to find locations of Blind Rehab Centers and Low Vision Out-Patient Clinics.
How Much Do Ocutech Bioptics Cost?
Ocutech does not determine the cost of its products to patients.
Ocutech products are ordered by prescribers who in turn prescribe and fit them to their patients. The cost of Ocutech products may be organized into three categories:
- The base cost of the device
- The cost of customization charges for eyeglass prescriptions, eyepiece correction, special filters, etc.
- The professional services associated with the evaluation, prescribing, fitting and training in the use of the device.