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Acquired Brain Injury
The visual system can changed dramatically following an acquired brain injury. This blog discussed the visual effects of traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), and the various conditions that affect the brain and visual functioning.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Your eye safety is important to us at Artisan Optics in Boise Idaho

 

It's a dangerous world we live in today! With October upon us, people are thinking about spooky, creepy crawly things, and of course things that go bump in the night. Most ghoul hunters know that to protect themselves from the evil lurking in the shadows this time of year, they need the necessities such as garlic, silver bullets, a cross...you know, for protection.

 

 

Posted by avtadmin at 10/14/2017 2:25:00 AM
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
Monday, January 30, 2017

Winter safety is important to us at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

Well folks, Idaho has officially been taken over by “Snowpocalypse.” While this record amount of snow poses a lot of challenges (school cancellations, treacherous driving, shoveling, flooding, etc.) it can also be an exciting time for outdoor enthusiasts! Anytime there is precipitation coming down in town winter sports enthusiasts can be spotted with enormous grins. What does that grin mean? Powder day, the best day of the year!

 

Posted by avtadmin at 1/30/2017 6:57:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Double vision doesn't have to part of your daily life.

When people see “Two for One” deals they are generally pretty excited or if you remember the 90's tv commercial for Double Mint Gum, “double your please, double your fun..” you remember the rest! However, double is not always better regardless of that catchy jingle. Diplopia, or double vision, can present in different ways, have varying etiologies, and can be associated with systemic manifestations that can be life-threatening. Double vision can occur with both eyes open but in some cases can occur with only one eye open, this is called polyplopia. Double vision can be intermittent, constant, distinct, or appear more like blurred vision. To be

Posted by avtadmin at 11/23/2016 12:26:00 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Get you vision checked after a brain injury at Advanced Vision Therapy Center in Boise Idaho

 

Oculomotor Dysfunction is a relatively common vision problem, occurring in both children and adults. Oculomotor Dysfunction is a visual condition sometimes referred to as 'tracking difficulties' or 'eye movement disorder'. Oculomotor dysfunction commonly results from an acquired brain injury and can have profound impacts on a person's quality of life.

 

 

Posted by avtadmin at 8/16/2016 8:00:00 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
Friday, April 29, 2016

Dr. Ryan Johnson provides neuro optometric vision rehabilitation at Advanced Vision Therapy Center Boise Idaho

 

In Part 1 of this blog series we discussed vision therapy – a great treatment option for children and adults who have struggled through a life of eye tracking, teaming, focusing or visual perceptual, processing and working memory deficits. In Part 2 of this blog series we are going to discuss Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation – a treatment that often serves as the foundation for someone's entire rehabilitative process after an acquired brain injury.

 

Posted by avtadmin at 4/29/2016 5:49:00 PM
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Eye tracking is being used to help diagnose concussions

 

The eyes have been called the 'window to the soul'. They are also a window into the brain and are being used to help diagnose concussions. Doctors and trainers are currently using eye tracking skills to help assess for the presence of a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Research is also under way to determine how eye tests can help athletes, military personnel, and anyone else who takes an unfortunate fall or is involved in a motor vehicle accident.

 

Posted by avtadmin at 2/25/2016 9:26:00 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2016

TBI in winter sports affects vision in several ways

Winter is winding down but there is still time to enjoy your favorite winter sports. The great thing about hard-packed snow and ice - it lets you go fast. The bad part – it is hard, very hard. As we know, what goes up must come down. Unfortunately, for some people this means coming down head first; resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI). A literature review performed in 2000 (Levy, AS, et al.) estimated 50-88% of fatalities at ski resorts were from a TBI. The majority of TBI accidents on the slopes is from hitting their head on an object or hitting their head on the snow. 

Posted by avtadmin at 2/18/2016 6:27:00 PM
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

During our last blog "Oculomotor Dysfunction Following an Acquired Brain Injury," we discussed an article that reported 90% of traumatic brain injury patients and 86.7% of stroke patients experienced vision problems classified as oculomotor dysfunction. This week we will discuss how the various types of oculomotor dysfunction can be treated and rehabilitated.  Fortunately there are multiple treatment options available to patients, some of which you may already be familiar with and others that you may not have heard of yet.

 

Posted by avtadmin at 12/10/2013 5:37:00 PM
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