Seeing “20/20” is only one component of how your vision affects how well you play your sport. Vision involves many interrelated skills that are needed for athletics, such as tracking, focusing, peripheral awareness and depth perception. The eyes direct the movements of the body during sports, and therefore are a crucial element of the game.
Success in sports involves making the proper movement at the proper time in the proper location. Vision provides the information to the rest of the body about when and where to make each sports-specific movement.
Athletic performance relies upon the following visual skills:
Dr. Beth Knighton, our sports vision specialist, can evaluate your visual skills in relation to your specific sport demands and develop a personalized treatment plan for you. At times, this involves specific glasses, sports goggles or contact lenses to improve visual performance. She may also recommend sports vision training to enhance your visual skills. Each sport requires unique visual skills and sports vision training is custom tailored to each athlete’s sport demands. Click here to see sport-specific skills for top performance.
Contact our office to schedule an Athletic Vision Evaluation with Dr. Beth to see how we can improve your sport-specific visual skills.