An organization of Optometrists, Athletic Trainers, Therapists, Physicians or Sports Teams dedicated to evaluating, training and improving vision performance in athletes
The International Sports Vision Association is an organization open to Optometrists, Athletic Trainers, Therapists, Physicians or Sports Teams. The focus of the group is to promote prevention of sports vision injuries, sports vision therapy, prevention and treatment of concussive injuries for athletes and contact lenses and other eye wear options for athletes.
Sports vision training works on improving the visual abilities of an athlete that are most necessary for excellence in their sport. Some of these abilities include eye-hand coordination, dynamic visual acuity, tracking, focusing, visual reaction time, and peripheral vision. All activities are done on a sport specific basis with a custom tailored program for each sport and athlete. Therefore, a program for a tennis player will emphasize eye-hand coordination and dynamic visual acuity whereas a program for a golfer will concentrate on visual alignment and depth perception to see the breaks in the greens.
Many athletes are amazed at how we can predict their performance based on our findings from a visual screening. If you are having trouble getting to the next level in your particular sport even after stepping up your practice, you might have a visual problem limiting your success.Learn More
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