Assessments

An in-depth, specialized assessment is necessary when a routine eye examination does not effectively diagnose vision problems or identify visual system deficits. Advanced Vision Therapy Center offers three types of assessments, each tailored to specific areas of visual function. 

 

Binocular Vision Assessment; Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise IdahoBinocular Vision Assessment:

This is an assessment of eye teaming and visual perceptual abilities. Individuals who benefit from a binocular vision assessment often complain of double vision, eyestrain, visual fatigue, or difficulties in school (such as reading, copying from the board, or inconsistent performance). Anyone who has been diagnosed with strabismus (eye turn or wandering eye) or amblyopia (lazy eye) should have a binocular vision assessment.

 

 

 

Athlete Vision Assessment; Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise IdahoAthlete Vision Assessment:

This is an assessment for athletes of all ability level who wish to maximize visual performance. Our team will evaluate your visual abilities as they relate to your athletic demands. For this reason, an athlete vision assessment for a soccer player will look very different than the assessment for a baseball player. Depending on the level of competition the assessment can be position-specific, meaning the assessment for a center fielder will differ from that of the pitcher.

 

 

 

Neuro-Optometric Assessment; Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise IdahoNeuro-Optometric Assessment:

This is an assessment that investigates the visual effects of an acquired brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (including concussions), ischemic events (such as a stroke), and inflammation of the brain are all considered to be forms of acquired brain injury and as such can affect your vision. During our neuro-optometric assessment, we will determine how your vision, visual skills, and visual perceptual abilities have been affected. More importantly, we will determine how to help you improve.

 

 

Not sure which type of vision assessment is right for you? Call 208.377.1310 and we can help you determine which type of assessment is right for you.  Whether you are in need of a developmental optometrist, residency-trained pediatric optometrist, or someone who is residency trained in neuro-optometry, binocular vision, and vision therapy, Advanced Vision Therapy Center is the place for you.  With more than 20 years of experience and Idaho's only optometrists residency-trained in pediatrics, neuro-optometry, binocular vision, and vision therapy, Advanced Vision Therapy has both the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your visual goals. The experts at Advanced Vision Therapy Center routinely provide assessments for people in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna, Mountain Home, the surrounding Idaho areas, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.

 

 

 

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.

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