Advanced Vision Therapy Center offers vision assessments for both children and adults, tailored to the specific vision condition of each individual. A vision assessment at Advanced Vision Therapy Center is unlike an annual eye examination. The two should not be confused, nor does one replace the other. A typical eye exam evaluates ocular health and visual acuity. A vision assessment at Advanced Vision Therapy Center is an in-depth evaluation of visual system function, is symptom focused, and used in the diagnoses of both immediate onset (acute) as well as long-standing (chronic) vision problems. A referral is not required. You may contact our office directly to schedule an assessment.


During the vision assessment, our team evaluates several aspects of the visual system, including but not limited to: accommodation (eye focusing), binocular vision (eye teaming), oculomotor function (tracking), visual perception (how we make sense of visually-presented information) and visual processing (how quickly and efficiently we interpret visual information).


Following the vision assessment, treatment will be discussed and a research-based treatment plan will be prescribed based on the diagnosis to improve visual performance.


At Advanced Vision Therapy Center we serve a wide range of patients; from children struggling academically, to athletes working to take their game to the next level, to adults suffering from double vision or acquired brain injury. All of our patients experience unique visual barriers to success and quality of life. For this reason, we offer several types of assessments.



An Athlete Vision Assessment is designed for competitive athletes of any ability level who wish to improve their game. Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, improving visual performance translates to improved performance in athletic competition. Several sport-specific visual skills are evaluated and compared to those of professional athletes. Your Sports Vision Profile will be used by our team to prescribe sport-specific vision correction and to develop an individualized Sports Vision Training Program so you can compete at your best.



A Binocular Vision Assessment is designed for both children and adults with vision conditions that impact visual performance and comfort in the classroom or in the work environment. Individuals who experience binocular vision dysfunction often experience eyestrain or fatigue, fluctuating or blurry vision, double vision (even occasional), headaches and difficulties performing visual tasks (especially reading and computer work). Age-appropriate testing is used to identify vision conditions that impact learning or the ability to comfortably work through the day's visual demands.



A Neuro-Optometric Assessment is designed to identify visual changes following an acquired brain injury (concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, etc) or those associated with neurological conditions (Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, etc). Many people experience visual changes following an acquired brain injury. Early identification and treatment of these vision conditions is a critical component of your overall recovery. Lingering vision conditions present a barrier to overall rehabilitation as well as a return to normal life.



A Visual Processing Assessment is designed for individuals who have difficulties processing and organizing visual information. Once information is taken in by the visual system, it must be processed by the brain in order to make sense of an ever-changing visual environment. Visual perception, visual processing and working memory are evaluated to identify how quickly, accurately and efficiently visual information is processed by the brain. If difficulties are identified, treatment is prescribed to improve visual information processing.

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With over 25 years of proven success, you can trust Advanced Vision Therapy Center to provide the care you need.

Our Clinical Director is Idaho's only residency trained optometrist in vision therapy and neuro-optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  His residency at University of California, Berkeley means he has the expertise and experience to treat even the most complex cases.

Read what our patients have to say.

  Vision therapy can be a bit unfamiliar to some people. We are going to begin this blog by discussing briefly when vision therapy is used. Many visual conditions can be effectively treated and managed with prescription glasses or contact lenses. However, for other visual conditions (convergence insufficiency, binocular vision dysfunction, etc) prescription glasses or contact lenses cannot correct the vision problem. It is in these cases that vision therapy may be prescribed.   ... Read More
  Many people are unaware of the differences between an optometrist, a neuro-optometrist, and a behavioral or developmental optometrist. Sure, they sound alike but the services they provide are quite different. And if you, or someone you know, has a vision problem that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses this blog is for you.   ... Read More
  At Advanced Vision Therapy Center our results speak for themselves. Jonah, however, wanted to share his story with you. We invite you to watch this short video to learn more about Jonah's experience and success.   ... Read More
  It's a dangerous world we live in today! With October upon us, people are thinking about spooky, creepy crawly things, and of course things that go bump in the night. Most ghoul hunters know that to protect themselves from the evil lurking in the shadows this time of year, they need the necessities such as garlic, silver bullets, a know, for protection.     ... Read More
  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a term used within the medical community to describe an injury to the brain which is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative. Traumatic Brain Injury can be result from a blow to the head, whiplash, seizure disorders, tumors, stroke, toxic exposure, or infectious diseases to name a few. The incidence of prevalence of brain injury outnumbers breast cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDs combined.   ... Read More
  Many people have heard of vision therapy, but don't know a lot about it. As with any type of therapy, the effectiveness of the program is dependent upon several factors. It is advisable to ask questions and do your homework. Vision therapy programs vary greatly from provider to provider.   ... Read More
  Everyday in our schools students are presented with information that they are required to look at, interpret, and process that information. For years it was believed that the eyes had nothing to do with learning. That is definitely not the case. Did you know it is estimated that 80% of what we learn is through visual information?     ... Read More
  Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is a common eye-teaming problem which occurs when the eyes are unable to maintain the ocular posture necessary for reading or near tasks. Convergence Insufficiency results from misalignment of the eyes when focusing on up close, such as when reading. The eyes have a strong tendency to drift outward when reading or doing close up work. The exact cause is unknown.    ... Read More
  After this abnormally tedious Boise winter, we are all ready to get outside and play in the sun! Hold on though, before you rush outside, have you taken the necessary precautions to protect yourself for ultraviolet rays? There are three types of ultraviolet rays, these wavelengths are not visible to the human eye and are shorter than violet wavelengths of light.    ... Read More
  Whether you are playing sports as a hobby or competitively there is a lot to consider. Are you using proper form? Is your equipment up to date? Are you warmed up? Are you wearing the appropriate safety gear? Is your opponent looking bigger and stronger than last time? Seriously, did he grow six inches? Whatever your thought process or preparation is you may be missing a key step. Are you wearing your protective eye-wear?   ... Read More
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7960 W. Rifleman Street, #155
Boise , Idaho , 83704 USA
Phone:  208-377-1310
Fax:  208-321-1952