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Sports vision testing helps athletes determine how well their eyes perform. These tests go beyond standard eye tests that only evaluate the ability to see letters and objects clearly on a standard eye chart. Sports vision testing takes eyesight evaluation one step further, which is vital to overall athletic training as well as specifically enhancing visual function.

Sports vision testing can vary greatly depending on an athlete’s specific needs. In general, sports vision testing can be beneficial for assessing athletic abilities associated with depth perception, tracking performance, focusing ability, eye teaming, eye hand coordination, and visual processing speed . If you are a local athlete looking to improve your performance, Our doctors can help take your vision to the next level!

Sports vision refers to the specialized field of optometry that focuses on enhancing visual abilities and performance in sports activities. It involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of visual skills necessary for optimal athletic performance. Sports vision aims to improve visual acuity, depth perception, eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, and other visual skills that are crucial for athletes in various sports

Improving your visual abilities through sports vision techniques can help you perform at your best and gain a competitive advantage in your chosen sport.  For example, a baseball player needs sharp visual acuity to see the ball clearly and judge its speed and trajectory. A basketball player relies on accurate depth perception to gauge distances and make precise shots. Similarly, a hockey player is often moving at fast speeds and needs to track both a puck and other players while they are in motion.  They need to have exceptionally quick reaction time, anticipation, and peripheral vision.

Our sports vision specialists at InSight Optometry & Vision Therapy work with athletes to assess and address visual deficiencies or inefficiencies that may hinder performance. They conduct comprehensive evaluations to determine an athlete’s visual strengths and weaknesses. These evaluations often include tests to measure visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, eye tracking and teaming, visual processing speed, and visual field.

Based on the evaluation results, the sports vision specialist may recommend various interventions to optimize visual performance. These interventions can include prescription eyewear or contact lenses designed for sports activities, vision therapy exercises to improve eye coordination and tracking, and specialized training programs to enhance visual reaction time and peripheral awareness.

Sports vision Fees for Service:

$150 for the assessment (30 mins with sports vision equipment & 30 mins with Doctor)

*These appointment may be booked same day or separate days

For children, it is preferable that both parents attend the consultation.

All fees are due at the time of the assessment.

We are confident in saying that we can make you better at your sport!

Contact our local optometrists to learn more about the benefits of sports vision training and to schedule your sports vision test today.

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