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Sports vision training: an edge for athletes

Athletes need to make split-second decisions, have quick responses, and see the game better than their opponent. This is where sport vision training can be useful, for help with:

Eye tracking and focusing: moving the eyes precisely, clearing the target

Eye teaming: right and left eyes performing equally and together

Anticipation timing: using vision to decide how and when to enact our muscles

Visual attention: process what is important and tune out the rest

Depth perception: understanding exactly where the ball is in 3-D space

Dynamic visual acuity: seeing moving targets clearly

Eye-hand coordination: (or eye-foot coordination) matching our body to the game, and the world around us

Peripheral awareness: field awareness, capturing the scene without looking directly at each detail

Visual reaction time: the time between seeing and deciding what action to take

To learn more, visit the International Sports Vision Association’s website at

Be sure your athlete has a comprehensive eye exam. Note that contact lenses are preferred for athletes and can be fit at any age, typically starting around age 12.


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David A. Hackett, OD, FCOVD

Lifetime Eye Care a division of Sterling Vision

4765 Village Plaza Loop Eugene, Oregon

(541) 342-3100 or 866-4EYELUV


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