Sports Vision Training
How can you react faster, improve accuracy and improve your game?
From High School to Professional, Sports Vision Training Allows you to be at the Top of Your Game!
Whether you are an aspiring high school athlete or in the pros, an athlete’s core skills come down to how quickly and accurately they react to a play in real-time. Making the right decision in a fraction of a second will optimize your sports performance.
Athletes of all sports, whether they’re into football, volleyball, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf or skiing, are turning to sports vision training to gain an edge over the competition.
With sports vision training, an athlete can become an exceptional by improving the essential visual skills needed for eye-hand-body coordination and to make split-second decisions faster and with higher accuracy. Even athletes with 20/20 vision can improve their visual skills to truly excel in their sport.
To learn more about sports vision training for high school and professionals and to find out how it can help you or your child succeed in sports, contact us today!
Sports Vision Training Gives You An Edge Over Your Competition
Sports vision training is an area of sports science dedicated to improving athletic performance by ensuring that the brain and body efficiently process the information obtained through the eyes.
Sports vision training helps optimize the brain’s ability to react to visual signals to improve:
- Balance – the ability to stay upright or in control of body movement.
- Contrast Sensitivity – the ability to distinguish between an object and its background, like a white ball against the sky.
- Depth Perception – the ability to quickly and accurately judge the distance and speed of objects.
- Dynamic Visual Acuity – the ability to clearly see objects in motion, like a spinning base ball
- Eye Tracking – the ability to “keep your eyes on the ball.”
- Focusing – the ability to rapidly change focus from one object to another quickly and efficiently.
- Hand-Eye or Body-Eye Coordination – the ability to use your eyes to direct the movements of your hands and body.
- Peripheral Awareness – the ability to see things out of the corner of your eye.
- Reaction Time – the ability to perceive an anticipated event and quickly react to that stimulus.
Evaluating and strengthening each of the visual skills listed above will take you game to the next level and give you the edge over your competition.
At Sports Vision Center at The Center for Vision Development, we help sharpen your skills to take your game to the next level!
Athletes need to have remarkable visual skills. The ability to focus, track fast-moving objects, and react quickly can improve your sports performance but also allow you to stay safe and avoid an injury – even the smallest increase in visual skills can put an athlete ahead of the game.
Using our knowledge and experience in vision therapy, neuro-cognition, and sports performance, we created a sports vision training facility dedicated to improving the visual-cognitive skills of athletes.
Cognitive-visual skills include;
- Peripheral vision awareness
- Visual concentration
- Color contrast
Improving your visual skills will enhance both your performance and equally your safety during the game.
How Does Sports Vision Training Work?
Sports vision training is a personalized form of vision therapy aimed at developing specific visual skills in athletes. The exercises in a sports vision program train the brain to effectively interact with the eyes and improve visual functioning. There are multiple visual functioning tests an athlete might undergo in a sports vision training program. These vision tests vary and depend on the athlete’s specific needs.
The sports vision training program consists of weekly in-office appointments and assigned daily exercises, and can range from several weeks to several months. It involves close monitoring and follow-up appointments to ensure steady improvements in the patient’s visual functions.
No matter what type of program you are given, motivation and consistency are the keys to getting the maximum benefit.
Sports Vision for High School Athletes
High school is a time of many turbulences and significant changes. Between midterms, final exams, dating, and prom, teenagers face many emotional, intellectual, and physical challenges. It is also a time in which sports play an integral part of a person’s social life. Their success and achievements on the sports field are major factors that shape the teenager’s personality.
An improvement in visual skills can lead to enhanced athletic performance and enjoyment of the game, resulting in increased self-esteem and team bonding.
Athletic success is a catalyst for self-confidence, and that’s where sports vision training comes in.
Sports Vision Center at The Center for Vision Development and the Sports Vision Center at The Center for Vision Development team help develop sports-specific visual skills and empower young athletes to perform better in sports and in life.
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Sports Vision Training | FAQ
Every athlete — whether amateur or professional — can benefit from honing their visual skills. Giving athletes the ability to enhance their sports vision skills is a proven way to improve performance. To learn more about how sports vision training can help you reach your goals, contact us at Sports Vision Center at The Center for Vision Development to schedule an appointment with one of our sports vision experts.
I Have 20/20 Vision, How Can Sports Vision Training Improve My Game?
Having 20/20 vision means you have excellent eyesight, which is an advantage while playing sports. But enjoying great visual acuity doesn’t equate with strong visual skills. Being able to track a ball’s trajectory, gauging the distance to the net, or reacting within a split second of an opponent’s move requires vision skills that are in top form.
Who Can Benefit from Sports Vision Training?
Sports vision training can benefit both young and adult athletes of all ages and levels of play who want to take their performance to the next level. It can also benefit tactical professions, such as law enforcement and the military.
How Do You Evaluate Sports Vision?
Your eye doctor will perform a variety of specialized tests to precisely evaluate your visual skills before, during, and after treatment. These include tests that check for visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, eye tracking and depth perception, among others.