Vision training is a program designed to develop—or improve—fundamental vision skills that are essential to sports vision performance. Vision training is used to improve one’s ability to make accurate eye movements.
What is vision training?
Vision training is essentially a method of teaching the eyes and the brain how to perform a skill more efficiently. Sight is a measurement usually designated by 20/20, 20/40. Vision is how the brain uses sight.
How can vision be improved?
Vision is something that can be learned and trained, but only with proper guidance. The visual system relies on past experiences in order to make judgments and anticipations for current and future experiences. Vision training needs to be consistent, customized and progressive, to ensure improvement. When these skills reach a high level of efficiency the visual system will continually perform at this level, increasing the speed and accuracy of one’s performance.
Is there a limit for improving vision?
Vision training is teaching the visual system a more efficient way of operating. There is no visual age limit, efficient visual skills can be learned at any age. Vizual Edge works to help the athlete learn more efficient visual skills.
how does the
edge trainer work?
The Edge Trainer is designed to be accessible from any computer or tablet with a WiFi connection.
entirely to you
Every athlete is different - which is why the Edge Trainer customizes your vision training plan based on your strengths and weaknesses!
Each athlete will receive a custom training program based on their visual processing strengths and weaknesses called the My Plan. Intended to be done 3x a week for 15 minutes each, My Plan training will be dynamic as athletes improve and progress through their training.
Evaluate athlete’s proficiency in the six core visual skills.
Analyze results and develop personalized training plan.
Train core visual skills for optimal athletic performance.
Don't want to stick to the recommended plan? Try Open-Gym Mode which will allow you to freely exercise and train outside your recommended plan.
Need to get ready for the big game or just want to warmup? Try our recommended Game Day mode which will get your eyes ready to go when you need it most!
What Is the Training Procedure?
Typically, training takes place 3 times per week for 10-15 minutes per session.
How long does a session last?
A session can run for up to 20 minutes. Most athletes train for approximately 8 – 12 minutes.
What size monitor/screen is required?
Computers: Minimum screen size is 12 inches, up to a maximum of 27 inches (diagonal measure).
Mobile Devices: The smallest screen currently supported is an Apple iPad 1 which is 1024 x 768 px (or 768 x 1024 px if rotated).
What is the optimal viewing distance from the monitor/screen?
Approximately 18 to 24 inches is the best range.
Should I wear my glasses or contacts when I evaluate and train?
It is essential that the athlete wear proper vision correction and have their eyesight checked/corrected before using the product.
What if I've had laser eye surgery?
That’s ok! You can still train and perfect your visual skills with the Edge Trainer.
What if I use bifocals?
Use the portion of the bifocal that you would normally use to when viewing the computer screen, specialty glasses that have been prescribed for computer viewing distance will work as well
When can I expect to notice improvements in my athletic performance?
Typically, an athlete will notice an initial improvement in their ability to “see” the ball, puck, or field after 2 – 4 weeks of training.
What are the red and blue glasses for?
The glasses allow you to experience 3D perception. They are required for the Alignment, Depth Perception, Convergence and Divergence Exercises in both Evaluation and Training. They are not used for the Recognition or Tracking Exercises.
Can any red and blue 3D glasses be used?
Glasses from other manufacturers may not be color compatible with the Edge Trainer. Polarized glasses cannot be used.
Can I train during my season?
Yes. Our experiences with professional sports teams have shown that training is effective in and out of season.
Will this training affect my ability to read?
This type of training was originally developed for children with reading disorders. Since similar visual skills are used for both sports and reading, there is frequently a crossover benefit.
Will training reduce the need for the use of glasses or contact lenses?
This type of training will not improve your visual acuity or remove the need for contact lenses or glasses.
What is the ideal setting to do my evaluation and training?
Ideally, you would take the evaluation or training in a dimly lit room, minimizing glare on the screen.