Bulk Up Your Sports Vision to Bring Your ‘A’ Game!
20/20 vision is a first step. Of course, you need to be sure that your vision is corrected to 20/20. Visual acuity is critical. But incredible athletes have great visual acuity combined with exceptional related skill sets that affect their visual performance such as first-rate peripheral vision, eye-hand coordination, correct depth perception, total field awareness, etc.
These skills are some of the more important and keenly necessary skills for excellence in sports. Be it skeet-shooting, bumper cars, skiing, playing golf, soccer, football, baseball, basketball or any other sport; vision plays on the front line.
To perform optimally in your favorite sport, you most definitely will benefit from a consultation with our eye-care professional with a focus on your “sports vision” — even if you have 20/20 vision. A typical eye exam will not usually include the tests needed for special visual skills critically necessary to your challenging sports performance.
Sports vision tests are extensive and should be tailored to the sport you love to participate in. Your examiner will include tests which evaluate how you see during movement both in and outdoors while interacting with other people, sounds, players, coaching instruction, obstructing objects or other players.
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Professional athletes typically exercise especially to “bulk-up” their sports vision. School athletic programs may include athlete vision training courses. Similar training are enjoyed by golfers, pool-billiard and tennis players. Non-sports pros may gain significant advantages in their trade-craft and skills from similar vision training; think law enforcement, computer geeks, pilots, and many other technical professionals.
Your sports vision or pro-skills eye exam will include focused questions about your activities and patterns. Specialized testing can help to determine your special sports or skills related needs. These tests may include three-dimensional images and holograms to test your reaction time in real life. Computerized tests can help measure your eye-hand coordination and reactions.
Live, in-field measurements of your reaction times and speed in a variety of sports situations may be necessary. Sports vision specialists even attend games or competitions to help evaluate vision performance. They may also use videos of your games to study and gauge your performance.
A comprehensive sports vision training program is an ideal solution to be sure you are bringing your best game to the table.
Visual Performance Training
Do you wish you could swing the bat just a split second faster? Does your child always seem to be a few steps away from the soccer ball? Having trouble returning your opponent’s tennis serve? Vision, just like speed and strength, is a critical component in how well you play your sport.
And there is much more to vision than just seeing clearly. Your vision is composed of many interrelated skills that can affect how well you perform. We know exercise and practice can increase your speed and strength, but did you know it can also improve your visual fitness and accuracy.
In every sport an athlete must utilize countless motor and sensory skills. Vision is the link between the motor and sensory systems. Vision is a learned skill, and because of this it can be trained and enhanced.
Sports vision training works on improving the visual abilities of an athlete that are most important to excel in their sport. Some of these abilities include eye-hand coordination, dynamic visual acuity, tracking, focusing, visual reaction time, peripheral vision, and cognitive function.
Sports vision training works on enhancing an athlete’s vision abilities to take their game to the next level!
Our training focuses on using the latest technology to precisely measure and enhance even the most minute eye movements to help you reach your peak performance.
Utilizing State of The Art Technologies
The RightEye system is currently used by amateur and professional sports teams including MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA. With RightEye’s patented eye-tracking technology, we look to improve athletic performance by identifying specific eye movements and assessing visual strengths and weaknesses.
We then use gamified eye training to improve visual speed, accuracy, inhibition, processing speed, and peripheral recognition accuracy – in order to build more stable and accurate eye movements necessary for elite competition.
Sanet Vision Integrator
Using a 50” touch screen monitor, the SVI is designed to improve visual abilities and is effective for sports vision enhancement work with athletes, and is currently used in the sports vision evaluation of Olympic athletes. Using the SVI can enhance eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, central-peripheral integration, and hand speed and accuracy.
VTS4 uses various computerized games and activities to improve specific ocular conditions and is effective in improving ocular motor skills, visual memory, and accommodative facility (focusing).
Competing and winning require superior cognitive performance. The power to perform under pressure, remain aware, in control, and to rapidly process everything that’s going on are some of the skills needed to consistently perform at an elite level. NeuroTracker has scientifically demonstrated advantages for athletes seeking to increase situational awareness and strengthen their decision-making abilities.
NeuroTracker is a highly effective tool for enhancing high-level mental functions, including attention, executive function, working memory and processing speed. That’s why it’s used by elite athletes and military Special Forces to push the levels of human performance.
Vivid Vision was the first company to bring virtual reality (VR) technology to vision training with immersive training exercises that are used to help improve binocular vision and eye-movements. The platform uses VR headsets that combine two high-resolution OLED displays to create a rich stereoscopic experience for the athlete.
The games train oculomotor skills, peripheral awareness, and visual information processing.