Sports Vision Training – Frequently Asked Questions
Excellent vision is particularly important for athletes. If you play professionally or just for fun, sports vision training can enhance your athletic performance and give you that extra edge.
What Is Sports Vision Training?
Sports vision training is a customized program of exercises that help an athlete improve the visual skills needed for to excel in their sport. These skills include eye-tracking, hand-eye-body coordination, focusing, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness and dynamic visual acuity, among others.
Improving visual skills can help a baseball player track a moving ball against a cloudy sky, or a football player see athletes approaching from the side, thus avoiding a collision.
What Skills Does Sports Vision Training Improve?
Sports vision training improves the following skills:
- Accommodation (eye focusing)
- Eye-hand, eye-foot and eye-body coordination
- Scanning and tracking
- Depth perception
- Binocular vision
- Visual reaction speed
- Visual memory
- Visual attention & processing
Why is Sports Vision Important For Athletes?
Competition is fierce among players and they all strive to make their mark. Having optimal vision can give them a massive advantage. Sports like football, golf, basketball, hockey, tennis, soccer, motor racing and even rock climbing require excellent eye teaming, depth perception and focusing skills. Furthermore, being able to focus, judge distances and track moving objects can make all the difference between safety and injury.
Who Is Sports Vision Training For?
Sports vision training is available for both youth and adult athletes of all ages and levels. Whether you play hockey or basketball, sports vision training is perfect for any athlete seeking to take their performance to the next level.
Can Sports Vision Training Improve My Game?
Yes, sports vision training can improve your prowess on the field or the court. It boosts the coordination between your eyes and brain by enhancing visual processing, depth perception, and other aspects of an athlete’s vision.
At Sports Vision Centre at Ancaster Family Eyecare, we regularly see the difference that sports vision training makes in the lives of all athletes who want to take their game to the next level. Want to enhance your game? Contact us today! Our sports vision training experts will evaluate your visual skills and develop a vision training program specific to your needs.Our practice serves patients from Hamilton area, Burlington, Brantford, and Cambridge, Ontario and surrounding communities.