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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
Friday, September 22, 2017

At Advanced Vision Therapy Center in Boise Idaho, we can help with your recovery post TBI.

 

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.

 

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Posted by avtadmin at 9/22/2017 4:48:00 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
Monday, June 19, 2017

Get your covergence insufficiency treated at Advanced Vision Therapy Center in Boise, Idaho

 

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. 

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 6/19/2017 6:49:00 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We do vision rehabilitation at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

Eye doctors are trained to diagnose and treat eye and vision conditions. As with any profession, certain eye doctors sub-specialize in an area of eye care. Within the areas of vision therapy and Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation, there exist optometrists who have received advanced, post-graduate residency training in the areas of vision therapy and neuro-optometry. Despite the availability of these specialists, individuals outside of eyecare perform 'eye exercises'. So what are eye exercises and should you perform them?

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Posted by Ryan Johnson at 6/14/2016 9:22:00 PM
Monday, May 23, 2016

Speed up the visual recovery process at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

According for the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) greater than 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. To make that number more real, there is a stroke-related death every 4 minutes in the United States. Think the number of strokes is big? 8 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Individuals who suffer from an acquired brain injury (which includes TBI and stroke) generally have a team of rehabilitation specialists ranging from physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. A member of the rehabilitation team th

Posted by avtadmin at 5/23/2016 5:19:00 PM
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
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Eye tracking may help diagnose AD/HD

 

Is your child inattentive? Impulsive? Hyperactive? If you answered 'yes' to any of those, we have established that you have a child. Every kid will be a kid, and every kid has their moments (whether sugar-induced or otherwise). Well when these behaviors are present at clinically-significant levels, it may lead to the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) – sometimes called ADD or ADHD. Unfortunately, diagnosis of AD/HD often relies heavily on subjective surveys rather than objective measures. Fortunately, researchers are using eye movements to help objectively identify AD/HD.

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 2/23/2016 6:15:00 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2014

With the rise of ADHD being diagnosed in the United States, researchers are working to determine a measure to objectively diagnose the condition. Currently, for a child to be diagnosed with ADHD he or she must exhibit a certain number of symptoms in two different settings. This current survey-based approach is subjective and one person's responses to the survey can change the outcome of the diagnosis. What if there was an object way to determine if someone has ADHD?

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 10/16/2014 10:10:00 PM
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