ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V53.1

Fit contact lens/glasses

Diagnosis Code V53.1

ICD-9: V53.1
Short Description: Fit contact lens/glasses
Long Description: Fitting and adjustment of spectacles and contact lenses
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V53.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V53 Fitting and adjustment of other device

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z46.0 - Encounter for fit/adjst of spectacles and contact lenses

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V53.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • adjustment (of)
          • contact lenses V53.1
          • spectacles V53.1
        • fitting (of)
          • contact lenses V53.1
          • spectacles V53.1
    • Fitting (of)
      • contact lenses V53.1
      • device, unspecified type V53.90
        • orthoptic V53.1
      • glasses (reading) V53.1
      • spectacles V53.1

Information for Patients

Eye Wear

Also called: Contact lenses, Eyeglasses

Eye wear protects or corrects your vision. Examples are

  • Sunglasses
  • Safety goggles
  • Glasses (also called eyeglasses)
  • Contact lenses

If you need corrective lenses, you may be able to choose between contacts or glasses. Either usually requires a prescription. Almost anyone can wear glasses. Contact lenses require more careful handling.

Many jobs and some sports carry a risk of eye injury. Thousands of children and adults get eye injuries every year. Most are preventable with proper eye protection. Everyone is at risk for eye damage from the sun year-round. It's important to regularly use sunglasses that block out at least 99 percent of UV rays.

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