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Citrus Heights

Sports Vision Clinic In Citrus Heights California

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Using the latest technology and doctor prescribed exercises, performance vision programs support fast eyes, quick reactions, and efficient processing of surroundings to give athletes an edge over their competition, and raise their performance to the next level.

EYEcenter's Dr. Fuerst manages performance vision for Kings Guard Gaming--watch this to see some of the work they do to improve reaction time, speed, and accuracy of eye movements.

Why a Sports Vision Clinic?

Did you know that almost 80% of perceptual input in sports is visual? An individual who plays sports, whether high school intramurals or a professional athlete, may have 20/20 sight. However, this merely means he or she can see an object clearly but does not guarantee that he can determine where the ball is in space, how fast it’s traveling, or whether it’s changing direction.

Any serious athlete on almost any level of skill has invested time, sweat and energy in training his or her body to run faster, jump higher or throw harder, but how have you trained your eyes? Your athlete may have a visual deficit that is impacting their performance--and we can help you find out if that's the case.

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Our Dr. Fuerst has been working closely with a neurology specialist Joe Clark in developing the EYEcenter Performance Vision Department. Dr. Clark helped bring performance vision to the University of Cincinnati Football program with great results. Watch below for more details.

University of Cincinnati: A Performance Vision Success Story

Just as strength training is used to help an athlete maximize speed, strength and agility, performance vision can help an athlete react faster, see more and improve their awareness. The University of Cincinnati has been incorporating performance vision training with their football team since 2010. It has been found beneficial for performance on the field, in the classroom and for safety: The team continues to experience fewer interceptions and fumbles and initiates more QB hurries by their defense. Athletes’ average rate of TBI (traumatic brain injury) has also been on decline since vision training was implemented, and those experiencing TBI have had faster rates of return. Vision training is also helping with academic focus– participating players are enjoying consistently high grade point averages.

Take a look at some of the Bearcats’ Performance Vision Process:

Performance Vision: Technology We Use

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The RightEye EyeQ Report includes online video replay of pursuits, details of RightEye, left eye, and both eyes’ behavior versus the norms, and include recommendations to improve sports vision with vision training exercises that can be accessed by your school, coach or specialist. For more information on how RightEye Sports Vision EyeQ can help your patient call one of our vision therapists today for a consultation.

In the same way that your trainer will spend time developing a basketball player's shooting stroke, EYEcenter Optometric will provide you with a personalized eye exercise program that will change and improve your eyes' ability to work together with each other, with your brain and your body.

In What Ways Can Sports Therapy Help You Perform Better?

In What Ways Can Sports Therapy Help You Perform Better?

For optimal interplay between your trained body and your 20/20 vision, it is essential to begin a training program designed to optimize.

How you use your eye muscles with a focus on visual skills, notably:

  • Dynamic Visual Acuity - the ability to see/focus objects while the object is in motion
  • Processing Speed
  • Eye tracking - the ability to 'keep your eye on the ball'
    • Eye-Hand (or Eye-Foot) Coordination
  • Improved Reaction Time
  • Eye Focusing/Spatial Awareness - the ability to maintain clear vision as your eyes change focus quickly and accurately while looking from one distance to another
  • Depth Perception Awareness
  • Peripheral Vision - the ability to see people and objects 'out of the corner of your eye' while concentrating on a fixed point.

What Are The Benefits of Sports Vision EyeQ by RightEye?

What Are The Benefits Of Sports Vision EyeQ By RightEye?

RightEye Sports Vision EyeQTM can improve athletic performance by identifying vision strengths and weaknesses.

A series of tests quickly measures and analyzes eye movement, processing and motor skills that can affect how well you play your favorite sport.

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RightEye is computer-based eye-tracking software and equipment. At EYEcenter Optometric, we use it to detect muscle imbalances and diagnose how the eyes are tracking.

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Vivid Vision

Vivid Vision uses virtual reality headsets like the Rift, HTC Vive, and DPVR P1 Pro to treat binocular vision issues like amblyopia, strabismus, and vergence disorders.

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Senaptec Sensory Station

The Senaptec Sensory Station is a state-of-art sensory evaluation & training station which assesses 10 visual and sensorimotor skills.

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Dynavision D2

The Dynavision D2™ has been recognized as the premier attention task recorder for reporting accurate eye-hand coordination measures as well as visual and motor reaction times for over 25 years!

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  • Playing volleyball requires top-notch vision skills, along with excellent physical skills. Volleyball players who want to boost their ability to judge distances and improve their peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination can benefit from sports vision training.
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  • Sports vision training helps athletes improve the visual skills they need to excel at their chosen sport. Read on to learn how sports vision exercises can make you a better player.
  • Whether you’re a serious athlete or simply enjoy playing sports, sports vision training takes your game to the next level.
  • Did you know that sports vision training can improve sports performance? Read on to find out how!
  • Sports vision training helps athletes improve the visual skills they need to excel at their chosen sport — including rock climbing. Read on to learn how sports vision training can make you a better climber.
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  • Visual skills are key to success while playing sports, yet the importance of these skills in sports is often overlooked. Learn how you can  hone your visual skills for the season ahead.
  • Boxing is a sport that requires rapid-fire reflexes and top-notch visual skills. Even a momentary lapse in focus, timing, or hand-eye coordination can mean the difference between winning or losing a bout. Before you climb into the ring, come to our office for a thorough eye exam and sports vision training customized to your needs.
  • Excelling at golf isn’t only about honing your swing and perfecting your mechanics. It’s also about enhancing your visual skills. Learn why enhancing your visual skills can improve your golf performance and empower you.
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  • Whether you are a serious athlete or enjoy biking as a hobby, sports vision training can help you improve your mountain biking skills.
  • Hockey is one of the fastest sports in the world and therefore requires excellent visual skills. Successful hockey players start vision training at a young age and constantly sharpen their visual skills to meet the challenges of this intense game.
  • Top-notch visual skills are vital in motorsports, where the ability to focus, judge distances, and react in a split second can be the difference between driving competitively and safely, and suffering an injury. Learn more about sports vision training to make sure every second counts.
  • Sports Vision is about training people with excellent vision to process and respond to what they see faster and better.
  • If you missed our sports screening event on October 6, 2018, call today to make an appointment today for a 10-minute sports vision screening.
  • Athletic success can boost a teenager’s self-confidence. Your role as a parent or coach is to provide them with the support they need to achieve the best possible results. Learn why you should consider sports vision training if your child is underachieving. It can be a game-changer.
  • Sports vision training enhances the basketball player's neuro-visual skills for maximum speed, accuracy, and performance!
  • It takes way more than strength and speed to play at the top. The skills required by an elite football player all depend on vision skills which can be perfected.
  • Coaches know that perfect timing and positioning are the cornerstones to mastering the game of tennis. Sports vision training can help your players significantly improve their timing and positioning. Find out why vision plays a crucial role, and how to train visual skills.
  • 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 is essential for excelling in your sport. In order to prescribe a vision training program and assess your progress, your eye doctor will need to evaluate your vision skills. Below, we'll delve into the various tests you should expect to undergo.

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Has your athlete suffered a concussion? Download our list of 8 vision symptoms that can assist in assessment and treatment.

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