Discussion in 'General Medical' started by elpidio, Mar 25, 2008.
What % does a vet need to get glasses from the va?
10% I heard.
Yes, that's correct.
PART 17_MEDICAL--Table of Contents
Sec. 17.149 Sensori-neural aids.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, VA will
furnish needed sensori-neural aids (i.e., eyeglasses, contact lenses,
hearing aids) only to veterans otherwise receiving VA care or services
and only as provided in this section.
(b) VA will furnish needed sensori-neural aids (i.e., eyeglasses,
contact lenses, hearing aids) to the following veterans:
(1) Those with a compensable service-connected disability;
(2) Those who are former prisoners of war;
(3) Those awarded a Purple Heart;
(4) Those in receipt of benefits under 38 U.S.C. 1151;
(5) Those in receipt of increased pension based on the need for
regular aid and attendance or by reason of being permanently housebound;
(6) Those who have a visual or hearing impairment that resulted from
the existence of another medical condition for which the veteran is
receiving VA care, or which resulted from treatment of that medical
(7) Those with a significant functional or cognitive impairment
evidenced by deficiencies in activities of
daily living, but not including normally occurring visual or hearing
(8) Those visually or hearing impaired so severely that the
provision of sensori-neural aids is necessary to permit active
participation in their own medical treatment.
(c) VA will furnish needed hearing aids to those veterans who have
service-connected hearing disabilities rated 0 percent if there is
organic conductive, mixed, or sensory hearing impairment, and loss of
pure tone hearing sensitivity in the low, mid, or high-frequency range
or a combination of frequency ranges which contribute to a loss of
communication ability; however, hearing aids are to be provided only as
needed for the service-connected hearing disability.
Thans TinCanman,I really apprecieate it.
I really appreciating and agreeing the suggestion and information given by the Tincanman. His post is the answer of the entire question related to this topic. This post is very helpful for them who want it.
I thought I would add my experience just for good measure. I have been a 100% DAV (June 1st, 2011 was the official start date ) for a few years and I have needed eyeglasses for sometime now, but my Primary Clinic wasn't able to help me. Around 18 months ago I suffered a pretty bad insect bite on my right foot, this grew in severity until it was about an inch in diameter and was eating into the side of my rt foot halfway between my inside ankle and the point where my big toe meets the body of of my foot. It closely resembles a diabetic foot ulcer, but I'm not a diabetic, not even close ! However, someone , somehow , managed to insert a note in my file stating that this was infact, a Diabetic Ulcer ! My Doctor ,(my Primary Care Physician) told me that I had an appointment with the eye clinic because everyone (Males especially ) with Diabetes once they reach the age of 50 years automatically gets an EYE EXAM ! Anyway...normally I don't like to be told what I have to do, but I really was excited to be given this opportunity ! Im still waiting for the delivery of my new glasses. Does anyone have any experience as to how long it takes to receive these glasses ?
Actually... as long as you are in the system... % or not (Priority 8) It depends on "funds available". Some VAMC systems will afford you glasses as well as hearing aids. It falls under "quality of life" issues. Just ask your local VAMC to see.
I have had several pairs and it usually took outside of 2 weeks. The VA has a contract with a company in KY. I also found out some VAMC systems will alot extras like Bi Focal Blendeds and transitions. Again... you have to ask. I needed bi-focals but could not wear the lined. My VAMC would not deal with blendeds so... I went to another VAMC. Hospitals do NOT own you as a patient. You have rights.
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