Taxonomy Code 152WS0006X
Optometrist Sports Vision

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code152WS0006X
Grouping:Eye and Vision Services Providers
Specialization:Sports Vision
Code Level:Level III - Area of Specialization
Definition:An optometrist who offers services designed to care for unique vision care needs of athletes, which may include one of more of the following services: corrective vision care unique to a specific sporting environment; protective eyewear for the prevention of sports-related injuries; vision enhancement - which may include vision therapy and techniques to improve visual skills specific to the athlete's sport.
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41 - Optometry
Notes:Source: American Optometric Association [1/1/2009: added definition, added source]
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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60% Individuals
40% Organizations
17% Female
43% Male
60% Individual Providers (491)40% Medical Organizations (328)17% Female Providers (137)43% Male Providers (354)

The code 152WS0006X is the health care provider taxonomy code for optometrist grouped under eye and vision services providers with a specialization in sports vision. NPI records indicate a total of 819 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is sports vision of which 137 are registered as females, 354 registered as males and 328 are organizations.

152WS0006X is a Level III - Area of Specialization taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Eye and Vision Services Providers providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.

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