December 8, 2015

Sports Vision

Sports vision training works on improving the visual abilities of an athlete that are necessary to excel in their sport. These visual skills include:

  • Dynamic Visual Acuity: Seeing moving objects clearly.
  • Eye Tracking: the ability to "keep your eye on the ball.”
  • Eye Focusing: the ability to change focus from one object to another quickly and clearly.
  • Peripheral Awareness: being aware of surroundings.
  • Depth Perception: the ability to quickly and accurately judge the distance and speed of objects.
  • Eye-Hand or Eye-Body Coordination: the ability to use our eyes to effectively direct the movements of our hands/body.

Sports vision training activities are done on a sport specific basis with a custom tailored program for each sport and athlete. A program for a tennis player will emphasize eye-hand coordination and dynamic visual acuity whereas a program for a golfer will concentrate on visual alignment and depth perception to see the breaks in the green.