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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.
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
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?
For optimal interplay between your trained body and your 20/20 vision, it is essential to begin a training program designed to optimize.
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
Senaptec Sensory Station
The Senaptec Sensory Station is a state-of-art sensory evaluation & training station which assesses 10 visual and sensorimotor skills.
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!