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Baseball Vision Training

Baseball Vision Training

The legendary Ted Williams is said to have had such an acute sense of sight, that he could pick out the individual stitches on the ball and count everyone. There are many visual skills that can make the difference between a decent baseball player and a professional. At the Sports Vision Centre at Ancaster Family Eyecare in Hamilton area, Ontario, we use advanced sports vision training to enhance and sharpen an athletes latent visual skills. This gives our patients a considerable edge over the competition.

Professional Baseball Performance Requires Better than 20/20 Visual Acuity

It’s been long understood that high-performance baseball is about more than batting averages and fielding. 20/20 visual acuity is great for driving over to a corner diner and ordering a meal. But playing baseball at the height of game requires more than 20/20 vision. If you can’t see better than 20/15, odds are you won’t make it to a high level in baseball.

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Over 70% of Major League Baseball players have better than 20/15 vision.

Beyond visual acuity, there are a lot of visual skills going on behind the scenes that are absolutely essential to playing competitive sport. When it comes to baseball, this includes:

  • Peripheral vision
  • Reaction time
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Contrast Sensitivity
  • Depth Perception

All these skills can be improved through Sports Vision Training.

Improving Your Decision-Making Response in Baseball

Making the right decision in a fraction of a second is what sets pro athletes apart. For example, understanding when to swing at a pitch, as well as catching and throwing the ball accurately, requires a finely honed level of depth-perception, reaction time, and eye-hand coordination. These are all skills that can be improved through Sports Vision Training, which we offer at Sports Vision Centre at Ancaster Family Eyecare, to patients in and around Hamilton area, Burlington, Brantford within the state of Ontario.

Contrast Sensitivity Means Seeing the Baseball when it Counts the Most

Contrast sensitivity is your visual ability to accurately perceive an object against a background. In baseball, this could mean seeing the seams on a pitch when the baseball is covered in dirt or seeing a fly-ball in the air in the bright sun. A professional level of contrast sensitivity can be developed with the right Sports Vision Training.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the potential community spread of the virus, the clinic will be closed on the recommendation of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. For the safety of our patients, staff and doctors we will remain closed until at least March 30th, 2020. This may change as the directives change from the Ministry of Health and College of Optometrists, and we will continue to update our patients.

If you need to contact the office about any emergency matters during this time please email us at reception@ancasterfamilyeyecare.com with details and we will get back to you as soon as possible. These emergencies would include sudden changes to vision or ocular injuries. We will also be checking our voicemails on a regular basis.

Thank you for your understanding, please keep you families safe at this time.