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Training Vision Is Trending

Do you know an athlete who plays sports?  Has this athlete had an annual sports physical?  Has this athlete signed up for summer camps, group lessons, or other programs to improve performance in his/her sport?

If you answered YES to these, you NEED to keep reading THIS post and others on Sports Vision Training:

Just like training your the rest of your body you can train your eyes and brain to visualize, receive, and process the visual information needed to be your best on the field, court, or rink.  And just like an athletic trainer can help you with specialized equipment and exercise technique to enhance athletic performance, training with a Sports Vision Doctor can enhance your performance!

There are 20 visual skills used for high performance tasks like sports.  Every eye appointment will test 1 of these (monocular visual acuity) by having you look at 20/20 letters and determining if vision is made better with glasses.  But do you know YOUR VISION SCORE?  Is it normal, or could it be that you can achieve better than normal (20/15, 20/12, 20/10, or maybe even 20/8)?  After your eye exam with the Sports Vision Doctor you’ll know YOUR BEST VISION based on visual acuity, but it doesn’t stop there.  The other skills need to be tested just like a combine for your brain and eyes: contrast, glare, dynamic acuity, visual processing speed, depth perception, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination…  These are the number of pull-ups, length of the broad jump, height of the vertical leap, speed of the 40-meter-dash, stamina of the mile run… of the Sports Vision world.  You don’t just do well on these metrics without practice and training on the equipment prior to the combine, and you wouldn’t want to be tested for the first time on your visual performance once you’ve gotten into a meeting with the team you want to play for.

So, how do you sign up for testing: 2 ways!

  1. Talk to your team, coach, and parent groups to coordinate an entire team sports vision screening at 4Sight iCare.  Special arrangements may even be available so you can get tested on site where you practice; yes, the doctor will come to you!  Just call to set up a meeting and discuss what works best for your team at 815-676-4474.
  2. Come in for an individual comprehensive eye exam because everyone needs a yearly eye exam to complete the annual physical.  Dial 815-676-4474 or visit our appointment request page to reserve a time that works best for you.  If your teen plays sports, shouldn’t they see the Sports Vision Doctor for their annual vision assessment?

Following every eye exam the Sports Vision Doctor reviews services that may help you SEE YOUR BEST beyond what can be tested at a typical exam.  If the visual skills that need help cannot be addressed with glasses or contacts we may recommend a complimentary 30-minute session including an assessment of your visual skills that contain a comparative database with an ever-growing database of professional athletes.  Our Sports Vision Doctor’s philosophy is that every wellness vision patient may also become a sports vision client, and because of this commitment it will always be a try before you buy model for sports vision training.  Each session is tailored specifically to the athlete, his/her sport, and his/her position in the sport.    Our motto is we help you to SEE YOUR BEST and that means that when you are graduated from our Sports Vision Training program you will SEE LIKE A PRO!

Everything in performance is measurable, so of course you’ll want periodic testing to see how the training is going and that is where tracking your results comes in extremely handy.  If you put in the work and effort you can get reach your goals, we just facilitate that goal with Sports Vision Training.