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Vision Care Services Coordination

Treating complex eye injuries and diseases often needs multiple eye care doctors working together. Our Vision Care Services Coordination program helps to tackle this challenge. Here is how it works:

Who are Vision Care Services Coordinators

VCSCs support case managers, social workers, and medical providers. Our goal is to meet the vision care needs of service members. We also work to serve eligible veterans and beneficiaries. This fact sheet gives an overview of how our VCSCs support care:

Contact and Support

  • VCSCs reach out to case managers and medical providers in designated regions.
  • They provide educational information and support for coordinating eye care services.

Support They Offer

  • Outreach for telemedicine services
  • Coordination of Medical Temporary Duty
  • Transition assistance to VA polytrauma or low vision facilities
  • Referrals to local in-network civilian vision care
  • Coordination and eligibility confirmation for civilian ocular trauma and burn treatment.
  • Monitoring inpatient/outpatient care for parents and premature babies at risk for Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Assistance for eligible veterans with referrals from VA to DOD medical services
  • Support for referrals to obtain assistive technology for low vision and blind patients
  • Establishing relationships with local and regional VA and military hospitals and clinics to enhance coordination efforts

Military Hospital and Clinic Services

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • OT/PT vestibular rehabilitation and low vision therapy for visual exercises
  • Veteran Assistance
  • VA Federal Recovery Consultant
  • VA liaison

Our military hospitals and clinics offer these VCSC services. They support our active duty service members. They also support beneficiaries and eligible veterans who are visually impaired. 

Care Coordination

  • Our eye care service coordinators are based at several military hospitals and clinics.
  • They collaborate with providers, nurses, case managers, and other staff. This ensures smooth coordination of eye care for MHS patients.

By having dedicated coordinators, we make sure that patients get the comprehensive eye care they need. We also ensure it is well-coordinated. Email us to see how we can assist:

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Last Updated: July 01, 2024
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