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Signs of a Vision Problem
Vision is much more than 20/20. It includes visual skills, such as eye teaming, eye focusing, and coordinated eye movements. It also includes visual perception, which can be thought of as what the brain does with visual information that is taken in through the eyes. This blog discusses some of the vision conditions that affect people even if they are seeing 20/20
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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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 7/12/2016 4:33:00 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Visual Perception is more than just looking an eye chart at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

Visual perception refers to the way in which the brain interprets and processes visual information. Visual perception is not tested using an eye chart - the ability to read the 20/20 row does not mean a person is free of visual perception deficits. Visual perceptual deficits can affect academic performance in areas such as reading and math as well as sports performance and other day to day activities.  

 

Posted by Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 7/6/2016 9:19:00 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 6/21/2016 4:41:00 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 6/14/2016 9:22:00 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 5/27/2016 12:47:00 AM
Monday, April 11, 2016

The Boise eye doctor at Artisan Optics diagnoses and treats amblyopia

 

Amblyopia is a common childhood vision condition that you have likely heard of but just didn't know it. Amblyopia is a bit of a tongue twister (and we are not even selling seashells on the seashore) which is why many people know it as 'lazy eye'. Well before you start judging the work ethic of your eyes, let us talk about amblyopia – a common childhood vision condition that prevents kids from seeing 20/20 if left untreated.

 

Posted by Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 4/11/2016 11:32:00 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 2/23/2016 6:15:00 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 Advanced Vision Therapy Center at 2/21/2016 1:41:00 AM
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