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At Advanced Vision Therapy Center, we provide specialized vision care as part of a multidisciplinary team. Advanced Vision Therapy Center is a place for individuals who's needs cannot be met with a general eye examination or prescription glasses alone. If you have ever left an eye exam and thought “I know I see 20/20, but it still feels like there is something going on with my vision”, then Advanced Vision Therapy Center is for you.  Advanced Vision Therapy Center has helped invididuals from Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Mountain Home, and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years.  

 

Our doctors and therapists provide care for a wide variety of patients who all have one thing in common; they want to improve.

  • Individuals With Binocular Vision Dysfunction
    Binocular vision dysfunction, or eye teaming difficulty, occurs when a
    person struggles to use both eyes together. There are several causes
    of binocular vision dysfunction which include strabismus (eye turn),
    amblyopia (lazy eye), and convergence insufficiency (reduced ability to
    comfortably use the eyes together at near). When symptomatic people
    with binocular vision dysfunction will complain of headaches, eyestrain,
    fatigue, difficulties with reading, double vision, reduced depth perception
    (unable to see 3D), or appear clumsy during sports or other recreational
    activities.
  • Individuals With An Acquired Brain Injury
    Whether the damage is due to trauma (including concussions), a stroke,
    or inflammation, the visual system can be dramatically affected by an
    acquired brain injury. A Neuro-Optometric Assessment will allow our
    doctor to evaluate how your eyes and vision have been affected by the
    injury and design a treatment plan unique to you. Neuroplasticity, or the
    ability to form new neural connections within the brain, allows individuals
    of any age to improve their visual system following an acquired brain
    injury. At Advanced Vision Therapy Center, our doctors and therapists will
    develop a program to help you improve.
  • Athletes Ready to Maximize Visual Performance
    Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the visual
    demands of sports are quite different from everyday life. Advanced Vision
    Therapy Center specializes in assessing and strengthening the visual
    system for athletes of all ages and ability levels. Our Athlete Vision Assessment
    tests your visual performance based on the specific visual demands of the
    sport (or sports) in which you participate. Based on the results of this
    assessment our doctor will design an individualized program that
    allows you to achieve your visual potential. Sports Vision Training
    improves areas of weakness and maximizes your strengths.
  • Individuals With Visual Perceptual Challenges
    Visual perception refers to the way in which the brain interprets and
    processes visual information. Visual perception is not tested using an eye
    chart, and the ability to read the 20/20 row does not mean a person is
    free of visual perception deficits. Visual perceptual deficits can affect
    academic performance in areas such as reading and math as well as
    sports performance and other day to day activities. Commonly, individuals
    with visual perceptual deficits are encouraged to 'try harder' or to 'work
    harder'. Unfortunately, individuals do not outgrow visual perceptual
    deficits and cannot overcome them by simply working harder.
Improvement Starts Here

 

Eye Examinations Assessments  Vision Therapy Sports Vision Acquired Brain Injury Interactive Metronome
Call 208.377.1310 to schedule your assessment   -   No referral needed for appointment

 

 

Individuals With Binocular Vision Dysfunction

 

Binocular vision dysfunction, or eye teaming difficulty, occurs when a person struggles to use both eyes together. There are several causes of binocular vision dysfunction which include strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), and convergence insufficiency (reduced ability to comfortably use the eyes together at near). When symptomatic, individuals with binocular vision dysfunction will complain of headaches, eyestrain, fatigue, difficulties with reading, double vision, reduced depth perception (unable to see 3D), or appear clumsy during sports or other recreational activities.

 

 

Click here to learn more about assessment and treatment options for binocular vision dysfunction.

 

 

 

Individuals With Visual Perceptual Challenges

 

Visual perception refers to the way in which the brain interprets and processes visual information. Visual perception is not tested using an eye chart, and the ability to read the 20/20 ro­w does not mean a person is free of visual perception deficits. Visual perceptual deficits can affect academic performance in areas such as reading and math as well as sports performance and other day to day activities. Commonly, individuals with visual perceptual deficits are encouraged to “try harder” or to “work harder”. Unfortunately, individuals do not outgrow visual perceptual deficits and cannot overcome them by simply working harder.

 

 

Click here to learn more about assessment and treatment options for viusal perceptual challenges.

 

 

 

 

Individuals Looking to Optimize Visual Performance During Athletics

 

Baseball / Softball Basketball Football Golf Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Tennis

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the visual demands of sports are quite different from everyday life. Advanced Vision Therapy Center specializes in assessing and strengthening the visual system for athletes of all ages and ability levels. Our Athlete Vision Assessment tests your visual performance based on the specific visual demands of the sport (or sports) in which you participate. Based on the results of this assessment our doctor will design an individualized program that allows you to achieve your visual potential. Sports Vision Therapy improves areas of weakness and maximizes your strengths.

 

 

Click here to learn more about athlete vision assessment and ways to improve visual performance.

 


 

 

 

Individuals With An Acquired Brain Injury

 

Whether the damage is due to trauma (including concussions), a stroke, or inflammation, the visual system can be dramatically affected by an acquired brain injury. A Neuro-Optometric Assessment will allow our doctor to evaluate how your eyes and vision have been affected by the injury and design a treatment plan unique to you. Neuroplasticity, or the ability to form new neural connections within the brain, allows individuals of any age to improve their visual system following an acquired brain injury. At Advanced Vision Therapy Center, our doctors and therapists will develop a program to help you improve.

 

 

Click here to learn more about assessment and treatment options for acquired brain injury.

 

 

 

 

 

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy (VT) is an individualized program that is designed to create and estabilish new neural patterns within the brain to treat a number of binocular vision conditions. These conditions include: convergence insufficiency (poor eye teaming), accommoative dysfunction (poor eye focusing), oculomotor dysfunction (poor eye tracking), amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus (eye turn). Vision therapy is also effective in enhancing visual perceptual abilities. Our residency-trained optometrist will diagnose your specific vision conditions and then design a personalized VT program based on your condition and your goals.

 

Click here to learn more about Vision Therapy (VT)

 

 

 

Interactive Metronome Therapy

 

The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abiities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language.  Individuals with motor planning and sequencing problems, speech and language delays, motor and sensory disorders, learning deficits, and various cognitive and physical difficulties may benefit from the IM program.

 

 

Click here to learn more about Interactive Metronome (IM).

 

 

 

Improvement Starts Here

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.

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7960 W. Rifleman Street, #155
Boise , Idaho , 83704 USA
Phone:  208-377-1310
Fax:  208-321-1952