The treatment course for eye care is not like the usual acupuncture appointment.
First time appointments are for 90 minutes to allow plenty of time to discuss your health, evaluate your vision, treat, and to explain herbal prescriptions if necessary. At your first appointment, we will discuss the issue you are seeking treatment for and then we will ask you questions to understand your constitution. Chinese medicine is customized medicine for each individual, so we will likely spend 30 minutes getting to the root of the problem. If an herbal prescription is needed, then we will give you detailed instructions on dose, frequency, and duration of the medicine.
Subsequently, you will receive two 30 minute treatments a day for 5 consecutive days, for a total of 10 treatments in 1 week. You will receive a treatment, take an hour long break and then return for the second treatment that same day. A visual assessment will be performed at the the beginning and end of each 10 treatment course. Next, we will decide if another 10 session course is appropriate, or if we will move onto to weekly and then monthly treatments.
Payment and Fees Please be advised: While acupuncture in general may be covered by your insurance, acupuncture for vision diseases are not covered. Payment due at the time of service. HSA, FSA, and Payment Plans accepted.
The fee for the initial evaluation and 10 treatments is $3600. Collaboration with Opticians and Eye Doctors It is important to note that we are not qualified to diagnose any eye disease or perform eye examinations. Our skills are in treatment, using acupuncture and herbal medicine. Therefore, we work with skilled optometrists and ophthalmologists who are able to provide accurate diagnosis before treatment begins and to monitor progress as treatment continues. This way the highest quality care is ensured and vision status is measured at every step. Dr. Bezjak will not provide treatment for eye care without a prior ophthalmologists or optometrist visit.