Sports vision training is becoming increasingly popular with athletes who want to take their game to the next level. 80% of the information that we process is received through the eyes. As we train the eyes through neuroplasticity we retrain the brain to be more efficient. All athletes are looking for ways to improve. With sports vision training we will give you the visual edge to maximize sports performance. Book a visit at McDonald Eye Care Associates in Lakeville, Minnesota, online now or call (952) 469-3937 to schedule soon.
Sports Vision Q & A
What is sports vision training?
Sports vision is the process of training your visual system to relay information from your eyes through the brain to set the body in motion, in order to perform quickly and accurately. The term “Vision” applies to more that 20/20 eyesight. Vision involves many subtle and sophisticated links between your brain, muscles and eyes. In essence, sports vision training is weightlifting for your eyes.
What kind of skills can sports vision training give me?
It actually depends on your visual strengths and areas that need improvement. Each athlete will define their goals and the individualized training program will be devised by the doctor and implemented by the therapist.
Dynamic visual acuity
Better dynamic visual acuity means that you get improved ability to see the objects around you while they’re in motion. This can help you see the split-second movements that you may otherwise miss.
Improved depth perception means improved ability to quickly determine how fast others are moving and how far away they are from you.
When you improve your hand-eye and eye-body coordination, you’re better able to respond to visual stimuli. This helps improve your timing and overall control of your body.
When you improve your visual pursuit ability, you can better follow an object with your eyes. For example, you’ll find it easier to track a basketball or hockey puck once your visual pursuit is better.
It’s important to improve your visual acuity when you’re an athlete because better visual acuity means your vision is sharper and clearer overall.
With better visual concentration, you’ll notice better general awareness and an improved ability to tune out distractions.
Visual reaction time
Improved visual reaction time means that your brain processes information faster, and this allows you to physically react faster, too.
Visualization is something you can do at any time, but visualizing a positive outcome and making it happen may be easier after sports vision training.
Who can benefit?
Whether you are a youth in sports or a professional athlete, sports vision will help you train your brain to perform to the best of its abilities. It will also assist in preventative safety measures and recovery from Post-Concussion symptoms (TBI).
What Programs Are Available For Training?
It’s customized for your needs. One-on-one training happens at McDonald Eye Care Associates. You can also opt for team or group training. Off-site camp training is available as well
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