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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Ocutech products cost?

Ocutech does not determine the cost of its products to consumers.

Ocutech products are ordered by prescribers who in turn prescribe and dispense them to their patients. The cost of Ocutech products may be organized in three categories:

1. The base cost of the device

2. The cost of customization charges for eyeglass prescriptions, eyepiece correction, special filters, etc.

3. The professional services associated with the evaluation, prescribing, fitting and training the individual in the use of the device.

Will insurance cover my Ocutech purchase?

Benefits for low vision aids vary between insurers. You should contact your HR department or insurance company representative to confirm your coverage. VA Medical Centers do provide Ocutech products for their clients. Medicare does not presently cover low vision aids or appliances of any kind. Employers through the ADA Act may provide Ocutech products for their employees.

When billing insurance for the purchase of low vision telescopic aids, use the V2615 ophthalmic product code.

What are Ocutech SightScope systems?

Ocutech’s SightScope series are Galilean telescopes that are manufactured in a range of prescribing options, and include both telescopic and field expanding (for tunnel vision) versions. Visit our Product Directory for complete information on Ocutech’s complete product line.

Must I use the frames provided by Ocutech?

Ocutech’s frames have been specially designed or selected to meet the demands of incorporating Ocutech’s low vision aids. Most VES and SightScope bioptic telescopes must be used with frames provided by Ocutech. The VES®-Mini and the InstaMount can be attached to other suitable frames.

In what powers are Ocutech low vision aids available?

Ocutech’s VES systems are available in 3x, 4x, 5x and 6x powers.  The SightScope Series is available in 0.5x (for tunnel vision), 1.7x and 2.2x powers.  Not all systems are available in all powers.  Consult the Product Comparison Chart for information about power availability.

How can I find an Ocutech low vision specialist?

We invite you to Contact Ocutech by phone or email for the name(s) of Ocutech prescribers closest to you.

What can Ocutech Bioptics be used for?

Ocutech bioptic telescopes can help visually impaired individuals to see television, movies and theater, faces, signs, blackboards and classmates in school, shopping, traveling, table-top activities including card and game playing, and mid range activities such as reading music and the computer. Ocutech users have even used their systems to drive*, hike, golf, bowl, paint, fish and mow the lawn.

*Bioptic telescopes may be used for driving in states where legal and with appropriate licensure.

Why can't consumers order directly from Ocutech?

Low vision specialists are trained to determine important technical details needed to properly order Ocutech low vision aids. We are happy to assist your prescriber in placing your order or to refer you to an Ocutech prescriber closest to you.

Why choose Ocutech Bioptics?

Advanced Technology Makes Ocutech Bioptics Easy to Use

Studies have shown that the most important features of bioptic telescopes are field of view, weight, appearance and ease of focus.

Ocutech bioptic telescopes use the highest-quality optics to produce the widest field of view possible and are the only bioptic telescopes that are ergonomically designed to provide the combination of wide field of view, light weight, compactness, ease of focus, and wearing comfort that users prefer. Designed to be easy to demonstrate in the clinic the user can experience the benefit of Ocutech bioptic telescopes before they are ordered. Ocutech’s innovative mounting designs and customization options provides the prescriber with full control of critical telescope positioning making it easy to optimize performance for even the most challenging cases.

What is the warranty policy?

Ocutech warrants each of their products against defects in manufacture. The specific warranties vary and are contained on the individual technical sheets for each product.

Can my Ocutech low vision aid be insured?

Yes. Most homeowner’s insurance policies will allow you to add your Ocutech system as a rider much like they do for cameras and jewelry. Contact your insurance broker for additional information.

When billing insurance for the purchase of low vision telescopic aids, use the V2615 ophthalmic product code.

What are Ocutech VES telescopes?

VES (Vision Enhancing System) is Ocutech’s trademarked and patented technology for its innovative Keplerian optical design that combines a telescope and periscope into one optical assembly.  This advanced design provides the wide field of view of Keplerian systems in a lightweight, compact and ergonomic device.  Visit our Product Directory for complete information on Ocutech’s complete product line.