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All services provided by in state licensed Optometrists
Institutional Eye Care can provide in state licensed optometry services to meet the requirements for routine refractive examinations on-site at most correctional facilities, anywhere in the country. Services will be provided on-site at the correctional facility by in state licensed or reciprocated optometrists.
Routine on site corrections optometry refractive examinations include:
- Problem oriented history
- Visual acuity
- Eye Health Assessment
- Eyeglass order generation when indicated
- Completion of any documentation or records
- Addition vision service within the equipment parameters and scope of optometrists as provided by the state
Referral to an ophthalmologist, other physician(s) or telemedicine services for eye care beyond the scope of optometry in the state will occur as needed.
Scheduling will occur as mutually agreed upon between each correctional facility medical staff and the examining optometrist.
The number of inmates examined per clinic is dependent on the complexity of each optometry evaluation, the examining optometrist’s efficiency and the correctional facility’s ability to assure inmates are available for examination in the medical department. Clinics are generally four hours or more in duration. Each examining optometrist will specify with each corrections site the maximum and minimal number of inmates to be scheduled per clinic along with a mutually agreeable clinic schedule.
Inmates should be scheduled so that clinic flow is uninterrupted by the correctional facilities routine counts or meals. At correctional facilities where inmates must be escorted, adequate security is usually assigned to assure uninterrupted availability of inmates for optometry examinations.
Each corrections site will be responsible for providing an adequately sized room. Should any correctional site not be sufficiently equipped, Institutional Eye Care can make arrangements for our optometrists to provide portable eye care equipment. On site correctional medical staff will be responsible for generating the eye clinic line of patients, make arrangements for the inmate’s timely arrival at clinic, and coordinate any other activities to facilitate clinic flow. On site correctional support staff will dispense completed eyeglasses to inmates and address other eyeglass issues as they arise between routine optometry clinics.)