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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Get your child tested for Oculomotor Dysfunction at Advanced Vision Therapy Center in Boise Idaho

 

Oculomotor Dysfunction occurs when there is the absence or defect of controlled, voluntary, and purposeful eye movement. As you might imagine, accurate and well established oculomotor skills are critical when reading, writing, copying information, working on art projects, finding an object in a background, playing sports and many other activities we perform in our highly visual world.

 

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 7/12/2016 4:33:00 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, 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
Saturday, February 20, 2016

According to the Prevent Blindness America organization, vision problems affect 25% of school-aged children. And these vision problems can prevent a child from achieving their academic potential. Many teachers may find it hard to believe that 25% of their students have a visual barrier to success because they don't see a quarter of their students wearing glasses. The reason for this difference is that many of the vision conditions affecting students are not treated with glasses.  

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 2/21/2016 1:41:00 AM
Thursday, July 24, 2014

A parent called into our office with this question last week, and she is not the first to do so.  Vision therapy takes many forms. Some optometrists offer in-office vision therapy with a trained therapist, others put patients on the computer or in group sessions, and others prescribe a home-based program. At Advanced Vision Therapy Center we provide all vision therapy sessions in a one-on-one environment; relying on our therapists, rather than a computer, to train visual skills. Abundant research has been performed in the area of vision therapy and the effectiveness of these various modalities. The research continues to show that in-office vision therapy with trained professionals is the most effective treatment for convergence insufficiency (a binocular vision condition). So it should not come as a surprise that when you sit a kid in front of a computer for months, the question often arises

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 7/24/2014 10:04:00 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

1 in 4 children have a vision problem significant enough to impact learning. What does that mean for Idaho? Of the 308,780 children between the ages of 5 and 17 in Idaho, a quarter of them could have a vision problem that is holding back their academic progress. When we say “vision problem” we are not just talking about the ability to see 20/20, we are talking about the ability to see 20/20 AND eye teaming, tracking, and focusing skills that allow a child to use their eyes effectively in the classroom. 20/20 vision does not do a child much good if they see double, skip lines of text, or cannot use their eyes in a coordinated manner.

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 6/24/2014 4:49:00 PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

During our Vision Therapy Myths Debunked series we have already talked about the myth that vision therapy is only for kids and the myth that all vision therapy programs are the same. Today's blog is going to debunk the myth that vision therapy must be repeated. One of the most common comparisons that I hear is when people call vision therapy “eye exercises” and liken it to sending your eyes to the gym. This makes vision therapy sound like strengthening exercises. Enter the concern for regression and the need for repeat vision therapy programs. By the time to finish reading this blog you will have a better understanding of why vision therapy is not just eye exercises and why vision therapy does not need to be repeated.

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 6/11/2014 10:44:00 PM
Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is a myth on multiple levels, and here is why:

  1. Not all vision therapy practices perform vision therapy in the same way

  2. When done correctly, each patient's vision therapy program should be individualized to that person and their specific binocular vision condition.

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 5/22/2014 7:04:00 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Do you ever feel like kids get all of the cool stuff? Summer break, toys that provide endless entertainment, and a metabolism that eliminates “diet” from their vocabulary. Well there is good news for adults who are interested in vision therapy to improve visual symptoms on the computer, enhance their sports performance, or who are recovering from an acquired brain injury...

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 5/15/2014 8:31:00 PM
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