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Eye Doctors: Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

There are several types of eye doctors:  Optometrists, Developmental Optometrists, Behavioral Optometrists, Residency Trained Optometrists, Pediatric Optometrists, Neuro Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.


At Artisan Optics we know choosing an eye doctor for you and your family is an important decision.  That's why we offer one stop vision care for the entire family - from infants on up.  Our four eye doctors specialize in different types of vision care.  So your family can come to Artisan Optics with the knowledge that each family member will be under the care of a doctor who specializes in the specific type of vision care they need. Things to consider are: Age of family members, vision problems, medical conditions, special vision requirements, type of contact lenses or eyeglass lenses, or the desire to have Bladeless LASIK known as IntraLase LASIK.

 

Artisan Optics eye doctors are in-network with most insurances and Care Credit is always welcome. The eye doctors at Artisan Optics serve patients from Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna and surrounding communities throughout Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

 

Jill A. Kronberg, OD, FAAO - Residency Trained Pediatric Optometrist
Ryan C. Johnson, OD, FAAO - Residency Trained Neuro Optometirst
Jeffrey C. Johnson, OD - Comprehensive Optometrist
Mathew Tempest, MD - LASIK Surgeon

Optometrist – OD: Doctors of Optometry (OD's) examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the eye as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Optometrists perform eye examinations, provide prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, and prescribe prescription medications primarily for eye infections, eye allergies, and dry eye syndrome.

 

Developmental Optometrist – OD: Is a Doctor of Optometry who performs eye examinations, prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, and prescription medications for the eye.  Developmental Optometrists are also trained to diagnose and treat functional vision problems, including difficulties with binocular vision, Computer Vision Syndrome, eye movements and depth perception. These optometrist are trained in the use of lenses, prisms and optometric vision therapy. Developmental Optometrists are also referred to as Behavioral Optometrists.

 

Residency Trained Pediatric Optometrist – OD: Is a Doctor of Optometry who completes an additional year of formal training in a clinical and teaching setting specific to the pediatric population. Residency training provides a Pediatric Optometrist with advanced levels of clinical skills in both primary and secondary pediatric vision care, with emphasis in infant and early childhood development, and the special needs population. A residency trained Pediatric Optometrist is skilled in the use of equipment and instruments required to perform a thorough, comprehensive eye health and vision exam for infants, toddlers, young children and non-verbal or low responsive individuals.

 

Residency Trained Neuro Optometrist – OD: Is a Doctor of Optometry who completes an additional year of formal training in a clinical and teaching setting specific to vision related learning problems, binocular vision dysfunction, sports enhancement, strabismus, amblyopia, acquired brain injury and vision therapy. Neuro Optometry requires advanced training and is a sub-specialty of optometry that combines neurology and optometry. Individuals who have been diagnosed with visually related learning difficulties, processing problems, working memory deficits, strokes, seizures, autism, brain injury, genetic diseases, or neuro-degenerative diseases often times have visual system dysfunctions. A residency trained Neuro Optometrist can assess and treat those dysfunctions.

 

Ophthalmologist – MD: An Ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who receives residency training and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and ocular trauma. In general, Ophthalmologists use medical and surgical methods to treat eye disease and conditions requiring surgery. Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the eye and areas surrounding the eye.  Ophthalmologists provide vision care to individuals with advanced or end-stage disease progression and individuals requiring eye surgery or orbital reconstruction.