Improving Your Vision will Boost Sports Performance
Improving visual skills will help athletes have a winning edge by improving tracking speed, depth perception, reaction time, eye-hand coordination, and decision-making.
Sports vision therapy is a specialized branch of vision therapy that focuses on improving visual skills and abilities related to sports performance. It involves a series of exercises, techniques, and training protocols designed to enhance visual function specific to athletic activities.
Sports vision therapy may include the following components:
- Visual Acuity: Training to improve clarity and sharpness of vision, ensuring that athletes can see objects with clarity both near and far.
- Eye-Hand/Body Coordination: Exercises to enhance the coordination between visual input, hand or body movements, and motor responses. This helps athletes improve their timing, accuracy, and coordination in sports-specific tasks.
- Eye Tracking: Enhancing the ability to smoothly and accurately track moving objects, such as a ball or opponents, to improve anticipation and reaction time.
- Depth Perception: Exercises to improve the perception of depth and distance, allowing athletes to better judge the position of objects in relation to themselves and make accurate judgments in sports situations.
- Peripheral Vision: Training to expand and improve awareness and processing of information in the athlete’s peripheral visual field, enabling better anticipation and reaction to events happening outside the direct line of sight.
- Visual Reaction Time: Techniques to enhance the speed and efficiency of visual processing and response, enabling athletes to react more quickly to visual stimuli.
- Visual Concentration and Focus: Exercises aimed at improving the ability to maintain visual concentration and focus for extended periods, reducing visual distractions, and enhancing attentional skills.
How to Get Started
For athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, sports vision therapy can provide valuable training to maximize your visual potential and improve overall sports performance. Call us at (714) 942-1361 to book a Visual Efficiency Evaluation to get started or book your evaluation online here.