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Sports Vision Training Advantages


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Vizual Edge is an excellent addition to any athlete’s training regimen. If the sport calls for visual performance, it calls for Vizual Edge. VEPT is a low-impact complement to a coach’s or parent’s training plan and it can be seamlessly integrated into an overall conditioning program without interfering with any existing strategies. In fact, it’s an excellent off-field or off-court element that athletes can work with at home, in a dorm or in a training facility—anytime and anywhere there’s a web connection.

Sports Vision Performance Testimonials

Dorri Goldschmidt, OD, Southern Focus Vision Center Sports Vision South

Dorri Goldschmidt, OD
Southern Focus Vision Center Sports Vision South

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I am Dr Dorri Goldschmidt. I am an optometrist in Birmingham AL and I am the CEO of Sports Vision South.
Sports Vision South is a high performance vision training center. We use Vizual Edge to evaluate and train the visual skills of our clients.
All athletes are aware of the importance of strength and conditioning to keeping in peak shape. One important area that coaches and trainers may not be working on is the visual skills of a player.
Your eyes provide most of the information you use on a playing field. Training your eyes ability to track precisely, to have focusing flexibility and have visual accuracy is key to performing at your best.
When we use Vizual Edge’s program we are providing strength and conditioning for the visual system. We train the eyes to be stronger and better.

Dorri Goldschmidt, OD
Southern Focus Vision Center Sports Vision South


Sports Vision Articles

Lifeguards Use Visual Training

Should Lifeguards be Required to Take Eye Exams?

by: Nate Traylor
Aquatics International (11/8/2016)

Guard Vision: Visual Training for Lifeguards

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Vizual Edge on iPad and Android

Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Visual Conditioning Just Got Smarter

by: Christine Bachman
Chicago Woman (6/23/2016)

Vizual Edge is now compatible with Apple iPad and Android devices. Students and athletes alike can utilize the program to improve hand-eye coordination.

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Vizual Edge used to improve aim and depth perception in athletes.

Table Tennis Academy Founder Sees Great Improvement with Vision Training

by: Vizual Edge
PRNewswire (5/5/2016)

People from ages 5 to 105 can play table tennis, which is one of the many reasons the game has become one of the most popular sports in the world. The game propelled into the spotlight when it became an official Olympic class event in 1988.

Even celebrities are into the sport. "Table tennis has been growing rapidly since the introduction of Susan Sarandon's spin table tennis in bars, restaurants and clubs," says Alan Gulick, professional player and owner of North Bay Table Tennis Academy. "Academy's really took off after researchers announced that they found table tennis can slow effects of Dementia and Alzheimer's the baby boomers really got into the sport," said Gulick.

After a consultation, and watching Gulick play, Robinson videotaped Gulick playing. "We videotaped him before we began training and then took another recording several weeks later and you could noticeably see the difference," said Robinson who firmly believes in visual training after conducting her own research. "I tried the program, and as a former professional soccer player, I wished they had this when I was playing. Vision is so important and can greatly impact playing a wide range of sports," said Robinson. Vizual Edge is a web based vision training program that many athletes say is compared to weight lifting for your eyes.

Within weeks of using the web based program Gulick says his game noticeably improved. "I am now able to play at the table, hit the ball and have time to think and react," said Gulick. Robinson took another recording after Gulick started using Vizual Edge and the results were incredible. "You could see how much his aim had improved and that his depth perception improved," said Robinson who trains athletes in multiple sports and highly recommends strengthening your vision.

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Better performance on vision tests like counting flashing dots was associated with better catching.

Vision skills can lead to sports success, research claims

by: Martha Finnegan Bradford
The Irish Times (9/9/2015)

Researchers tested elite athletes such as rugby players, as well as sporty members of the general public and people who don’t play any sport.

Better performance on vision tests like counting flashing dots was associated with better catching, even under challenging visual conditions.

Some elite sportspeople performed poorly, so this is not the be all and the end all of sports performance, but it might be the extra one per cent that could win the game.

What’s not clear is whether this is an innate talent or something that developed over thousands of hours of practice.

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Teams across baseball are working with companies to introduce vision programs into their process

Seeing Is Believing

by: Stephanie Apstein
Sports Illustrated (4/13/2015)

A recent issue of Sports Illustrated contained an article about vision performance and baseball. It highlighted the visual training protocol of several players of the Washington Nationals who, along with numerous MLB teams, use the Vizual Edge Program for assessment of player potential and improving visual processing, tracking and pitch recognition.

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Research has been scant on correlation between officiating and visual performance; new study shows

Why standardized vision testing, training crucial for sports officials

by: Barry L. Seiller, MD, MBA
Ophthalmology Times (4/15/2014)

Most calls by officials require correct quality of visual information. A critical call might be the difference between winning and losing for a team. Other visually based studies performed on athletes—including tennis, volleyball, and baseball—have shown that superior athletes possess superior skills. Research has shown that these visual skills, besides eyesight, can be measured and trained.

Officials have similar visual demands as athletes. Therefore, officials should have visual skills comparable to athletes. An official needs not only to be physically fit but also visually fit.

There are many examples of officiating calls that require superb visual perception:

  • Both feet or one foot inbounds?
  • Ball on one side of the goalpost or through the center?
  • Spike hit the line?
  • A 130-mph serve in or out?
  • Player offside?
  • Baseball hit the yellow wall line or not?

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Strong indication that Vizual Edge Scores correlate to superior performance, study says

The Relationship Between Visual Skills and Performance of Professional Baseball Players

by: Frank J, Spaniol, Ed.D., CSCS*D, FNSCA
Sport Science Research Laboratory, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (11/20/2013)

The results of this study provides evidence that superior visual skills are indicative of superior batting performance in several statistical categories including BA, SO%, OBP, and OPS. Since visual skills appear to play a significant role in batting performance, coaches, trainers, and administrators should consider using programs such as VEPT to assess baseball players.

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Dr. Barry Seiller is here today to talk eye-sight and why some players aren’t seeing the ball as wel

Baseball Eye-Sight w/ Dr. Barry Seiller

by: Mark Brooks
Art of Baseball.net (8/20/2013)

What role do you think “eye-sight” plays with hitting, fielding and throwing a baseball?

A big one…

I’ve gone into detail about this subject within the HMA but now I’am VERY excited to introduce you to an “eye expert” who will discuss a few other things that you may not know about in regards to building better eye sight as a baseball player.

Dr. Barry Seiller is here today to talk eye-sight and why some players aren’t seeing the ball as well as they could be. He will also be introducing Vizual Edge which is an online assessment test and training platform for athletes who want to develop their eye-sight over time.

Enter Dr. Barry Seiller…

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Facilities in Europe are incorporating sports vision to help athletes enhance the visual component

Vision performance services offer new area of expansion for ophthalmic practices

by: Dr. Barry L. Seiller, MBA
Ocular Surgery News (7/29/2013)

Athletes across the globe, whether professional, amateur or recreational, are embracing new technologies and training methods to boost their performance. But while they lift weights, train in wind tunnels, adhere to strict diets and spend countless hours perfecting techniques, they often overlook one crucial body component: their eyes.

Recent studies are definitive: Athletes with superior vision skills perform better on the playing field. Until recently, however, no quantitative, interactive programs existed in the world of vision training. A U.S.-based company, Vizual Edge, is working to revolutionize the vision training game. 

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Des clubs de baseball utilisent des logiciels pour améliorer la vision de leurs athlètes.

L'entrainement visuel, l'avenir du sport?

by: Seth Stevenson
Slate France (6/10/2009)

Barry Seiller (l'ophtalmologiste qui a conçu le logiciel Vizual Edge en 2002) a réalisé des analyses  et des tests d'acuité visuelle pour différentes équipes (les Houston Astros, les San Diego Padres, les Cincinnati Reds et autres Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers,  Milwaukee Brewers ainsi que les hockeyeurs des Chicago Blackhawks); il a fait de même pour quelques programmes de sport universitaires et pour plusieurs sportifs participant aux Jeux olympiques. (Les équipes de bobsleigh développent leur capacité de convergence afin de mieux évaluer les angles d'entrée et de sortie dans les courbes de vitesse des pistes.) «Les athlètes de haut niveau jouissent d'une acuité visuelle développée», si l'on en croit Seiller. Selon lui, rien qu'en analysant les résultats obtenus par des joueurs de la Minor League sur le Vizual Edge, il a souvent pu deviner lesquels auraient les meilleurs moyennes à la batte.

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Eyesight is one of the most complex actions of the human body. It is one of our most important surv

Out of Sight

by: Tyler Hass
Girevik Magazine (10/22/2002)

Eyesight is one of the most complex actions of the human body.  It is one of our most important survival characteristics and crucial for performance in any sport. While the eye is an incredible organ in its own right, the real act of seeing occurs in the brain. This is where visual data becomes the world that we know and interact with. The world's most powerful computers cannot do what our brains do instantaneosly, every moment of the day. The eye is merely the starting point for our amazing visual system.

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