What to Expect at your Visit
A visit to Nebraska Visual Integration Center will consist of functional/developmental visual testing and may include further testing which will consist of a battery of tests to evaluate visual information processing and visual integrative skills. After completion of testing a comprehensive report will be prepared in addition to a conference with the doctor to review the findings, prognosis, and therapeutic recommendations. Your experience at Nebraska Visual Integration Center will provide you with an in-depth encounter that will answer all your questions and determine if Vision Therapy can help you / your child.
Functional / Developmental Vision Exam — an evaluation of functional visual skills of eye teaming ability, depth perception, focusing ability, eye movement coordination, and visual sensory-motor integration. Testing will typically last 60 – 90 minutes.
Visual Information Processing Exam — an evaluation to determine how the visual system processes information, and how vision integrates with the other sense modalities for the purposes of thinking and learning. Testing will typically last 90 minutes.
Report — a comprehensive report will be prepared at the completion of testing. This report will detail the testing performed, the specific visual abilities evaluated, and overall performance. It will discuss the implications of the visual dysfunction on performance in academic, sports and daily activities and will make recommendations for remediation of the visual issues.
Patient / Parent Visit — An in-depth conference with the doctor will be scheduled to review the diagnostic findings, prognosis, therapeutic recommendations and to answer any questions and concerns you might have regarding the initial evaluation. We prefer both parents be present at this conference to ensure full understanding. This visit will typically last 30 – 45 minutes.
Will Insurance cover the Initial Evaluation and Vision Therapy?
Typically insurance policies cover the majority of cost for the initial visit, and may cover a portion of the therapy program. Patients are responsible for determining what your health insurance policy will provide for covered benefits. Upon request, we would be happy to provide you with the information for pre-determination of benefits for you to discuss with your insurance company.
Is Nebraska Visual Integration Center In-Network or Out-of-Network?
Nebraska Visual Integration Center (NVIC) is an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies and requires payment at the time of service. We feel our time is best spent focused on patient care and not restrictions and red tape required by most insurance plans.
It’s important to understand the unwillingness of your insurance company to pay for services does not reduce the need for obtaining treatment. While Vision Therapy is not inexpensive, it should be seen as an investment in yourself or your child’s future.
We understand the commitment required of Vision Therapy. We, as well as our patients, are also aware of the truly life-changing impact Vision Therapy can have on children and adults of all ages. We offer various financing options to help make sure insurance or any financial reason is not the barrier preventing you/your child from receiving the necessary life-changing care. We have made special arrangements with Care Credit to offer various payment plans. If you have any other questions related to the process of insurance for Vision Therapy, please call the office at (402) 502-0043 and we’d be happy to discuss them with you.
Forms and Filing Insurance Claims
You will be responsible for filing insurance claims. Upon request, we will provide the forms along with the procedural and diagnosis codes for you to submit to your insurance. You may need to contact your insurance company regarding their specific process of filing claims.