How Important Are Your Eyes As An Athlete?
Being an athlete is a lot of hard work and strain on your body. In order to perform at your optimal level, you need to keep every part of your body trained and healthy. It takes maintenance, much like a well oiled machine. Unfortunately, many athletes take their vision for granted. On the field your eyes are your greatest ally. They take part in your coordination, reflex, perception, and much more. Hitting a baseball or keeping track of your opponents would not be possible without a pair of healthy eyes functioning to the best of their ability.
What is Sports Vision Therapy?
Sports vision therapy is popular among all levels of athletes. Whether you’re recovering from trauma or simply looking for an edge on the competition, vision therapy can help you push your game to the next level. But what exactly is vision therapy? Unlike most optical procedures vision therapy does not involve any kind of surgery. Instead, it focuses on how well your eyes work as a team, enhancing abilities such as hand-eye coordination, dynamic visual acuity, tracking, focusing, visual reaction time, and peripheral vision. Every therapy session can be reformatted to fit your specific needs. For example, a football player definitely does not need the same visual training as a golfer.
Is Sports Vision Therapy Right for You?
At Accent Eye Care our vision training goes beyond just sports. We can also help patients recovering from trauma and those with developmental disorders. A blow to the head, especially one that causes a concussion, can leave you dazed for months. Vision therapy can help get your eyes back on track. Children struggling in school can often benefit from vision training as well. Recent studies show that as much as 80% of what we learn is absorbed visually. This means a vision disorder could be the source of your child’s academic struggles.