The Vizual Edge Performance Trainer™ is an excellent and low-stress addition to any school or community team sport—all without hormones, drugs or extra wear and tear on young athletes’ bodies. Individual athletes can use VEPT to get that edge for tryouts and to raise their overall performance level. Athletes on a team can share session packages and Vizual Edge will still track and report on each athlete individually, using the EdgeScore® database. Vizual Edge doesn’t replace or interfere with regular practices and athletes work with the program at their convenience—at home, on the road—any time and any place there’s a computer and a web connection.
Sports Vision Performance Testimonials
St. Xavier High School
I have had the opportunity of using and incorporating the Vizual Edge Trainer within my programs. I was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds from 2002-2004 and currently the strength and conditioning coordinator at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati.
"As a major league conditioning coordinator responsible for a major league program, minor league system and Latin American academies, you are always looking to find the cutting edge research, software and training techniques, to give your athletes the best chance of success.
"During our research we discovered that a baseball player's vision plays an important part in how well he performs day in and day out. Much like the physical development programs we designed to develop our players strength, speed and quickness, we could now incorporate vision training as part of their training routines.
"The Vizual Edge Program proved to us that visual skills can be taught, trained, practiced and enhanced. The benefits of the program are simple, to provide visual skills and training. The initial evaluation is approximately 30 minutes. The assessment provides a specific profile of the athletes strength and weaknesses. Once the athlete knows his strengths and weaknesses the program can be designed specifically for him. The training sessions usually take 20 to 30 minutes and should be performed at least twice a week.
"We had great success with the program and our athletes looked forward to vision training. I'm in the process of incorporate Vizual Edge into our strength and conditioning programs at St. X. I believe that the younger we can expose our athletes to vision training, the less they will have to compensate with their vision later in their athletic careers.
Strength and Conditioning Coord.
St. Xavier High School
2005 Ohio Division I
Sports Vision Articles
Vizual Edge does meet visual demands for the sport of lacrosse.
Vision Training For Lacrosse Lacrosse Roads of America
by: Lacrosse Playground
This past spring our Indiana University Men’s Lacrosse goalies underwent sports vision training, with the help of the Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO). Sports vision training has been implemented for various professional sports teams, guided by an optometrist who has done a residency in binocular vision therapy. Currently, vision therapy is underutilized at the college and high school level.
There are no specific programs that meet the visual demands for the sport of lacrosse. The visual requirements to be a top tier lacrosse goalie could be considered the most demanding in all of sports when you take into consideration shot speed, shot release points (overhand, ¾, sidearm, and low), and shot distance.
Vizual Edge puts vision training in the crosshairs of diamond success
Seeing is believing
by: Don Cameron
Softball West (3/22/2012)
Joe Kinsella, head coach of Lake Forest College softball, said Vizual Edge’s recent shift to web-based technology allowed him to seamlessly incorporate the tool into his team’s train- ing program.
Just like any other muscle in the body, extraocular muscles in the eye get stronger with training.
Eyes On The Prize
by: Dr. Michael Zupan & Al Wile
Training and Conditioning (3/21/2011)
How much can sports vision training improve an athlete's performance? This is by far the most common question we receive here in the Human Performance Laboratory at the United States Air Force Academy. Unfortunately, we cannot quantify exactly how much sports vision training will increase a baseball player's batting average, a basketball player's shooting percentage, or a goalie's save percentage.
High School Athletes Improve Performance on Court and In Classroom with Vision Training
Athletes reap benefits of Vizual Edge
by: MARK PERLMAN
"Evaluating and training visual skills provides a new tool to allow high school athletes to make it to the next level of play," said Dr. Seiller, who also performs Lasik surgery. "The earlier they are exposed to this training, the more impact it can have on their sports career." Deerfield High School was the first high school in the country to use this type of training for more than one athletic program.
The Vizual Edge Performance Trainer, which can help athletes improve their visual skills, is bec
Vizual Edge seen as 'weight training for the eyes'
by: Brendan Murphy
Just like weight training visual skills can be measured, trained, practiced and perfected leading to better play.