Corneal and Contact Management Taxonomy Code 152WC0802X
Level III Area of Specialization
Medicare Specialty Code: 41
Medicare Provider Type: Optometry
Description: The professional activities performed by an Optometrist related to the fitting of contact lenses to an eye, ongoing evaluation of the cornea?s ability to sustain successful contact lens wear, and treatment of any external eye or corneal condition which can affect contact lens wear.
152W00000XOptometrist Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.
152WL0500XLow Vision Rehabilitation Optometrists who specialize in low-vision care having training to assess visual function, prescribe low-vision devices, develop treatment plans, and recommend other vision rehabilitation services.
152WX0102XOccupational Vision Optometrists who work in Occupational Vision, the branch of environmental optometry, consider all aspects of the relationship between work and vision, visual performances, eye safety, and health.
152WP0200XPediatrics Optometrists who work in Pediatrics are concerned with the prevention, development, diagnosis, and treatment of visual problems in children.
152WS0006XSports Vision An optometrist who offers services designed to care for unique vision care needs of athletes, which may include one of more of the following services: corrective vision care unique to a specific sporting environment; protective eyewear for the prevention of sports-related injuries; vision enhancement ? which may include vision therapy and techniques to improve visual skills specific to the athlete?s sport.
152WV0400XVision Therapy Optometrists who specialize in vision therapy as a treatment process used to improve vision function. It includes a broad range of developmental and rehabilitative treatment programs individually prescribed to remediate specific sensory, motor and/or visual perceptual dysfunctions.