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Sports Vision Tests for Athletes

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What does our sports vision eye doctor check during an eye exam?

Vision is an essential part of being a top-notch athlete. To ensure that your eyes and vision are as healthy as possible, book a specialized eye exam for athletes with our sports vision eye doctor in Citrus Heights, Gold River, Rocklin, and Folsom, California .

7 types of sports vision tests done in an eye exam

1.Vision

You’ll need to read a basic Snellen eye chart to test visual acuity. Depending on the results, you may receive an updated vision prescription.

2.Hand-eye coordination

Award-winning athletic performance depends largely on how fast you see and react to objects, such as airborne balls and sliding pucks. Your sports vision eye doctor will assess how quickly you can process and react to visual cues.

3.Contrast sensitivity

We’ll check your ability to identify and follow objects against different backgrounds. This is important for any game that’s played in varying light and environmental conditions.

4.Eye tracking

Several eye tracking tests to test how well your eyes follow moving objects will be a part of your sports vision eye exam.

5.Eye alignment

Our sports vision eye doctor may cover one of your eyes to see how the other eye responds to visual stimuli. Then, you’ll need to uncover both eyes and look at the same stimuli. This test can spot ocular alignment problems, which can be corrected.

6.Eye dominance

Most people have one eye that’s stronger than the other. Knowing which is your dominant eye can enhance your performance as an athlete in particular sports, such as golf and archery.

7.Depth perception

This skill refers to how well you can focus on something and calculate its approximate distance.


At EYEcenter Optometric, our sports vision eye doctor in Citrus Heights, Gold River, Rocklin, and Folsom, California , can evaluate all of these parts of your vision to help you become a top athlete. Call us today: 916-727-6518 or book an appointment online to see one of our eye doctors.

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