Eye Examinations


An eye examination is the first step in determining if an individual has a visual function deficit. When choosing an eye doctor it is important to first understand the different types of eye examinations, and then ask if the eye doctor has the training and experience to provide the specific type of examination you need. That's why we recommend the eye doctors at Artisan Optics. At Artisan Optics you'll find optometrists and doctors who have completed residencies in pediatric vision care, primary care, neuro-optometry and vision therapy. We recommend that children be seen by a doctor who is residency-trained in pediatric eye care or binocular vision & vision therapy. For individuals with acquired brain injury, we recommend care with an optometrist who is residency-trainined in binocular vision, neuro-optometry and vision therapy/rehabilitation. Working with a doctor who has advanced residency training ensures that you are working with a doctor who has the specialized skills necessary to care for you.



Comprehensive Eye Examinations; Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise IdahoComprehensive Eye Examination:


This is an eye exam for people of all ages to evaluate vision, visual function, and ocular health. In addition to a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, a comprehensive eye examination evaluates how the visual system is functioning and includes an ocular health evaluation. Visual function refers to how well the eyes function in a classroom setting or work environment. This is especially important for people who spend a great deal of time reading or working on a computer. The ocular health component of a comprehensive eye examination assesses the health of the structures within the eye. Often times this can lead to the diagnosis of underlying health conditions such as high cholesteral, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.



Pediatric Eye Examinations; Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise IdahoPediatric Eye Examination:


This is a comprehensive eye examination specifically designed for infants and children between 0 months and 10 years of age. During a pediatric eye examination the child's visual acuity is tested using special eye charts and visual acuity cards with age appropriate symbols or letters. Ocular health is examined using special “kid friendly” instruments and techniques, and overall vision function and developmental vision benchmarks are assessed. We recommend that all children have an examination with a residency-trained pediatric optometrist, such as Jill Kronberg, OD, FAAO.




Specialized Eye Examinations; Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise IdahoSpecialized Eye Examination:


This is an eye exam modified specifically for individuals of all ages with special needs or developmental delays. The specialized eye examination is tailored to the level of verbal responsiveness and ability to interact with the doctor during testing and assessment in order to evaluate visual acuity, ocular health and vision function. It is important that these patients work with a doctor who has training and experience working with individuals with special needs. Jill Kronberg, OD, FAAO is the first optometrist in Idaho who has received advanced residency-training in this area.



During your comprehensive eye exam, the doctor should be able to identify any deficiencies in eye teaming (binocular vision), eye focusing (accommodation), or visual perceptual abilities.  Any deficits with eye teaming, focusing, or visual perception should then be referred for an evaluation by an optometrist who is residency-trained in binocular vision, neuro-optometry, and vision therapy


The experts at Advanced Vision Therapy Center work with eye doctors in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna, Mountain Home, the surrounding Idaho areas, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.  If you have had an annual eye exam but feel that an undiagnosed vision problem may be present, call 208.377.1310 to schedule an evaluation to more thoroughly evaluate the visual system.

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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.

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  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
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  Eye tracking, also referred to as visual tracking, is the ability of one's eyes to ?track? from left to right in an efficient manner, and ?follow? the movement of objects. Eye movements should be smooth and consistent, with the ability to be completed quickly.    ... Read More
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7960 W. Rifleman Street, #155
Boise , Idaho , 83704 USA
Phone:  208-377-1310
Fax:  208-321-1952