Sports Vision Training
Sports Vision Training Can Give You a Serious Edge Over Your Competition
Sports Vision Training isn’t about correcting your vision. You wear glasses or contacts for that. Vision Therapy is about training (or retraining) the brain to achieve maximum efficiency in the way it processes and responds to visual inputs. Sports Vision is about training people with excellent vision to process and respond to what they see faster and better. Using a personalized and customized series of techniques and exercises, the brain learns to respond more accurately and efficiently. It’s just like muscle memory. Once you know and refine exactly how to react, you can do it again and again, and get better every time.
An athlete on the top of his or her game needs neuro-visual responses that are dynamic, precise, and fully aligned every time, all of the time. Visit Strong Vision Center's Sport Vision Center for a comprehensive assessment.
What Happens When our Visual System is Inaccurate?
- Ball not always seen clearly
- Over or under-estimating the distance of the ball
- Difficulty making the “shot,” “pass” or “play”
- Performance in competition deteriorates late in the game or under stress
- Prone to repeating similar mistakes again and again
- Inconsistent performance
You CAN optimize, correct, and enhance your visual skills through training! Be the athlete you know you can be. Let Our doctors help.
Sports Vision Training Enhances the Following Skills:
The vision/brain skills listed below provide significant benefit in every sport. For the purposes of providing a real-life example, we will use baseball below.
- eye tracking and movement precision– Follow the moving ball more accurately
- enhanced peripheral awareness– Detect someone stealing a base.
- target localization
- visual discrimination
- faster, more accurate hand-eye coordination– Be more accurate at batting, throwing, and pitching, by improving the eye’s ability to direct body movement.
- vision-balance integration– Balance relies on vision, and most aspects of sports performance can be improved with better balance.
- visual reaction time– As the 90 mph baseball comes flying at you, every improvement in the time it takes to react to visual stimuli is essential.
- dynamic visual acuity– see the ball while in motion, clearly.
- depth perception and distance estimation– Assess more accurately and quickly the speed and distance of a moving object.
- focusing– rapidly change focus from near and far, such as a quick transition from getting the ball from the glove (close work) to throwing it to first base (far).
- Contrast Sensitivity– Improved contrast improves the ability to see the ball against a white sky.
Sports Vision Training for Baseball
Baseball requires better than 20/20 vision. In fact, the vast majority of MBL baseball players have better than 20/15 vision. Odds are that if you can’t see at least as well as 20/15 then you aren’t going to make it into professional baseball.
And it’s more than visual acuity which makes a great baseball player. You have to be able to see where the ball is in any background and accurately gauge where and when to swing, pitch, and throw. This requires exceptional depth perception and contrast sensitivity, amongst other visual skills.
At the Strong Vision Center's Sport Vision Center in Spring Cypress Road, Texas, we work with aspiring and professional baseball athletes to hone and enhance their athletic visual skills through advanced Sports Vision Training techniques.
Sports Vision Training for Basketball
A basketball player depends on a number of visual processes in order to be at the top of his or her game. Judging the ball in motion and the distance, direction, and speed of players all depends on balance, proper eye tracking, and hand-eye coordination.
These vision skills can be improved and enhanced through sports vision training—turning a good player into a great one.
The Research on Sports Vision Enhancement
Improved Batting Averages
A study of the University of Cincinnati baseball team showed drastic improvement in the batting averages of players following six weeks of various kinds of vision training. The team batting average went up 34 points from the previous season, exceeding improvements of other N.C.A.A. teams. Errors decreased by 15 %, while fielding assists increased by 8 %. Across all tracked batting parameters, vision training showed improvements of 10% or more.
Another study conducted out of the University of California Riverside tested the effects of Vision Training on real-life applications with their own college baseball team. The athletes on their baseball team were able to improve their reading of eye charts by 30 percent — as well as their batting averages — after completing more than two dozen 25-minute vision training sessions using a computer program. According to the study, “trained players showed improved vision after training, had decreased strike-outs, and created more runs”.
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Vision Training Works for All Sports
Numerous studies have tracked the benefit of Vision Training for athletes from many different sports. Some of the sports that have shown improvement in performance are Hockey, Table Tennis, and Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis. For sports with rapid movements, the athletes who have undergone sports vision training have a significant advantage over their competition.
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At the Strong Vision Center's Sport Vision Center, we work with athletes in just about every sport to sharpen their game skills. These include:
- Baseball & softball
- Golf- Football
- and much more
The Strong Vision Center's Sport Vision Center provides Advanced Sports Performance Training serving Spring Cypress Road, Fairfield, and , Texas as well as and and the .
Clark JF, Ellis JK, Bench J, Khoury J, Graman P (2012) High-Performance Vision Training Improves Batting Statistics for University of Cincinnati Baseball Players. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29109. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029109
Deveau J, Ozer DJ, Seitz AR. Improved vision and on-field performance in baseball through perceptual learning. Curr Biol. 2014;24(4):R146–R147. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.01.004