We take pride in having the largest referral-based practice for vision therapy in the State of New Jersey. When referring a patient to our office, we encourage you to use our referral form to indicate the primary reason for the referral. This enables you to give the patient a copy of the referral to the patient so that they can better understand the reason for their referral.
Referral categories can be by clinical condition such as:
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Ocular Motor
In some instances, a referral may be driven by patient history, such as academic difficulty, or for specific services such as a visual perceptual evaluation or a visual evoked potential. In many instances it will be preferable to advise patients that they are being referred for specialized testing. We are pleased to supply you with a referral packet that has referral forms and a variety of patient education literature related to specialized testing as well as vision therapy related conditions.
There are no optical services rendered in our office, as we do not have an optical dispensary. If we feel that a lens prescription is indicated, the patient will be referred back to your office for those services. We only evaluate family members of the referred patient if they have first been examined by you and subsequently referred to our office.
COVD has a white paper on its website that addresses referral protocol for specialized optometric care, under the title “Referral Protocol Ethics.”
We adhere closely to the COVD protocols. Our experience has been that the patient has the best outcome when there is collaboration between the referring OD and our practice. We are highly appreciative of the confidence that our optometric colleagues place in our practice.