Athletes use their visual systems in virtually every sport and activity.
Some sports require an athlete to strike a stationary or moving object. In others, a moving target is involved, or athletes must respond to objects drawing nearer or moving farther away. They must constantly judge both speed and distance. And all required decision-making is based on accurate visual information.
While the emphasis of certain visual skills differs from one sport to another, these skills are always a critical factor for peak performance. Cross-training them will help you reach a higher level in any activity.
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Sports Vision Articles
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.
No Brasil, problemas de visão atrapalham a performance de jogadores de futebol, mostra estudo
Programa contem exercicios para melhorar habilidades visuais que fazem dife
LDC Comunicação (4/6/2010)
“Da mesma forma que nas atividades aeróbicas a resistência, força e tônus muscular são trabalhados, as habilidades visuais precisam de treino”, compara. Dicas de treinamento visual O especialista enumera alguns exercícios visuais que podem ser feitos com ferramentas simples.
South African research shows that Rugby Football performance increases with sport vision exercise.
Exercise performance and sports-vision testing under more realistic testin
by: Fowler, K.F., Du Toit, P.J.
University of Pretoria Health Sciences Faculty Day (8/1/2009)
Sports vision aims to enhance performance through a variety of procedures and training techniques. An improvement in performance was observed by players exposed to the exercises. Visual abilities can affect both motor skill and performance. This study proves that correct training programs and hand-eye co-ordination tests can vastly improve sporting performance. Athletes are advised to complete at least 15 minutes of sport-specific visual training during each day of practice.
U. S. Luge Team Selects the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer to Give Athletes Competitive Edge
U.S. Luge Team Exercises Their Eyes
by: United States Luge Association
In 2002, the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer helped US sliding sports quadruple their medal count!
Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children
A Little Flabby Around the Eyeballs
by: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
New York Times (2/5/2006)
Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children with learning disabilities and people with amblyopia ("lazy eye") concentrate and follow lines of text. Unlike exercises designed to strengthen eye muscles, reading therapy works to improve the eye-brain connection. Sports vision therapy takes it one step further. "It's about eye-hand-foot-body-brain coordination," says Dr. Barry Seiller, an ophthalmologist who is Brett Basanez's vision specialist and the director of the Visual Fitness Institute in Vernon Hills, Ill. "Maybe you foul off the ball a lot, or you have all the technical skills but somehow just can't put it together. You go into slumps. You fail in the clutch. All of that, to us, screams 'visual problems."'