Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a sports hobbyist, achieving your “personal best” in visual proficiency improves your athletic performance, and makes every sport more enjoyable.
The smart athlete’s secret
Sports vision testing and training is a great way to achieve competitive advantage. Many athletes have undetected vision issues that unknowingly hamper their performance. In fact, experts say that maximizing one’s visual proficiency can be the single-most important factor in an athlete’s performance success.
Partner with an optometrist who’s also an athlete
At York Family Eyecare, our optometrist Dr. Pelletier is a serious and accomplished athlete who understands these concerns firsthand. He enjoys working closely with his athlete-patients to first assess their visual status, and then to develop an individualized sports vision-training program.
Dr. Pelletier has a battery of sports vision tests for athletes. Visual performance issues specific to athletes’ needs can be measured and improved in a number of areas, including:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Depth perception
- Eye tracking ability
Visual issues and requirements can differ tremendously for various sports. For example, team sports require good peripheral vision. Depth perception is mission-critical for downhill skiers. Dr. Pelletier will identify your sports vision deficits, listen to your performance goals, and develop a plan with your input.
Remember your eyes in your sports training
With your new sports-vision plan in place, you can now include visual training, as outlined by Dr. Pelletier, as part of your overall athletic regimen.