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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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.

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 11/22/2017 10:37:00 PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Experience the best one on one vision therapy program at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

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.

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 8/22/2017 5:18:00 PM
Friday, March 10, 2017

Troubles with eye tracking can complicate many everyday functions Advanced vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

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. 

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 3/10/2017 5:24:00 PM
Friday, January 20, 2017

Get your binocular vision tested at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

In this blog we are going to discuss Binocular Vision Assessments, how they differ from annual comprehensive eye exams and what type of doctor performs Binocular Vision Assessments. Binocular Vision Assessments diagnose and establish a treatment plan for Binocular Vision Dysfunction (also referred to as Binocular Vision Disorders); while annual comprehensive eye exams diagnose and establish a treatment plan for myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism, presbyopia, and ocular disease.

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 1/20/2017 4:31:00 PM
Friday, November 18, 2016

Our Neuro-optometrist at Artisan Optics Boise Idaho creates proper treatment plans for hypertropia

Many people are familiar or know someone who has an eye-turn. Most commonly people are familiar with seeing a person with an inward eye-turn (esotropia) or an outward eye-turn (exotropia) (see our blogs on esotropia and exotropia). Most people may not realize that there can also be upward eye-turns (hypertropia) and downward eye-turns (hypotropias). Generally with a vertical misalignment the term hypotropia is not utilized

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 11/18/2016 11:39:00 PM
Friday, September 16, 2016

Get your ocular posture assessed with a doctor residency trained in pediatrics or binocular vision at Advanced Vision Therapy Center in Boise Idaho

 

Eye-turns are interesting phenomenon that can occur at any stage of life and can go in different directions. Regardless of the deviation type it is important to have an assessment with a residency trained eye-care provider to determine the type and cause of eye-turn.  

 

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Posted by Ryan Johnson at 9/16/2016 5:55:00 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

At Advanced Vision Therapy Center , we diagnose Convergence Insufficiency, a commonly undiagnosed  childhood vision problem

 

Every day in our practice we diagnose and treat patients (both children and adults) with convergence insufficiency and other forms of binocular vision dysfunction. The results and success rate are astounding. Yes we improve several aspects of people's vision, including: eye teaming, eye tracking, eye focusing, visual perception, visual processing speed and working memory. But more importantly we improve their ability to perform real world tasks. This blog talks about one aspect of this improvement, the correlation between vision and Stroo

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 6/21/2016 4:41:00 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Vision is an important component to learning and to us at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

Most experts agree that dyslexia is a language-based disorder. Individuals with dyslexia usually have difficulties with specific language skills, in particular reading; however, typically experience difficulties with other language skills as well such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. Vision problems can interfere with the process of learning; however, vision problems do not cause or result in dyslexia.

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 5/27/2016 12:47:00 AM
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Convergence insufficiency is a binocular vision condition treated at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

Do you get headaches when you read or use the computer? Does your child cover or close an eye while they read? Do your eyes hurt at the end of the work day? Is homework time with your child a constant battle against avoidance behaviors? Do words move on the page when you are trying to read? These are all symptoms of convergence insufficiency – a very common, and very treatable, vision condition that affects people of all ages.

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 3/24/2016 3:43:00 PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Convergence insufficiency is an eye teaming condition that responds to vision therapy

 

Convergence insufficiency is an eye teaming deficit that affects approximately 8% of people (that is 4 times more prevalent than glaucoma or an eye turn). You do not outgrow convergence insufficiency, which is why it can have lifelong impacts on your vision. Convergence insufficiency can also be caused by a traumatic brain injury (even a concussion). Here is what you need to know about this vision condition that causes headaches, double vision and reading difficulties.

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 3/2/2016 8:54:00 PM
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