Optometrists are the only professionals to provide optometric vision therapy services. Optometrists that provide vision therapy are often referred to as Developmental Optometrists. In general, a Doctor of Optometry has completed four years of undergraduate education as well as a four year optometry program at an accredited School or College of Optometry.
An optometrist who specializes in vision therapy is likely a member of at least one professional organization that supports vision therapy, such as the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) or the Optometric Extension Program (OEPF). He or she seeks continuing education seminars every year that further his or her knowledge in vision therapy. Dr. Munzel is Board Certified in Vision Development as a Fellow of COVD and she is an associate member of OEPF.
At this time, Dr. Munzel is an out-of-network provider for all insurances. However, we offer different payment plans to help meet family budgets. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can be used for optometric vision therapy expenses. You will aslo be given itemized receipts at each visit that can be submitted to your insurance for possible reimbursement or to be applied towards your deductable, depending on your insurance plan.
Typical vision therapy cases require a comprehensive evaluation, additional testing, a consultation with the patient/parents to discuss all findings and recommendations, and approximately 24 vision therapy sessions. Progress consultations are scheduled about every 8 sessions. Not all cases are typical.
Please call (513) 232-9555 for more detailed information regarding our fees, including discounts and payment options.