"What I've noticed is that I'm getting to more balls than I previously would. I feel like I am seeing the ball better and making contact more often on the center of the paddle. My defensive reactions from mid-court are much faster."
Co-Founder | We Are Pickleball
"While this is subjective, I feel I am getting my paddle on and safely returning many more shots that are hit hard at me, particularly to my feet. Some are hard-hit overheads that surprised me and my partners and our opponents when I blocked them back into the NVZ."
"I feel more confident doing a "Game Day" session before playing PB, and when I have great scores, I have had great games that day."
"I have been struggling for years with reaction time and constantly drilling, taking lessons to improve, but I could never get the focus and tracking like I have now."
"There has been an improvement in all areas. On the courts, I'm a lot more focused on the ball and its flight."
How vision training
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.
give yourself an edge
with online vision training
The Edge Trainer from Vizual Edge delivers the most advanced vision training available. Backed by 30 years of research and development, the Edge Trainer’s proven system improves reaction time, positional and spatial awareness, and recognition. 100% online and customized completely to you. Before, during or after a game, we've got you covered!
Unlimited Edge Trainer access from any computer/tablet for 2, 3 or 6 months!
One (1) set of premium 3D glasses - mailed directly to you
Initial detailed assessment with evaluation report based on each visual skill and comparisons to other pickleball players
Customized 'My Plan' training plan to help improve your core visual skills
Every 6 weeks, reevaluate and provide updated training plan & reports based on progression
Access to 'Open Gym' & 'Game Day Training' features to help get the visual system firing
the core-six pickleball
As a result of intensive scientific research, three decades of progressive development, and thousands of case studies, the Edge Trainer is the leading solution for evaluating, training and perfecting the core six visual skills.
Ability to focus on the ball as it approaches you
Connecting on a hit
Ability to locate the ball off a serve
Ability to pinpoint a location on opponent's side
Judge spin, speed and trajectory of a shot
Locating the ball coming from a distance
Lining up position to hit the ball
Crispness & decisiveness of movements
Anticipation & reacting to the ball
Overall decision-making & reading of the game
Overall anticipation & reaction speeds
Tracking the ball through the air
TRUSTED BY ATHLETES
AT EVERY LEVEL
Whether you're a youth, amateur or PPA star, Vizual Edge can help your game!
What Is the Training Procedure?
Typically, vision training takes place 3 times per week for 10-15 minutes per session.
How long does a session last?
An average session lasts 15 minutes. Most athletes train for15-20 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 for vision training 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 vision training is effective in and out of season.
Will this training affect my ability to read?
This type of vision 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.