What Is Sports Vision Therapy?
Is Sports Vision Therapy for amateur or professional athletes? Does it help athletes with perfect vision?
We assume that if we do not need glasses or contact lenses our vision is perfect. And while we may recognize the important role vision has in athletic success, we think “our vision is great”. The reality is that we all have elements of our visual system that can use improvement. A person with 2020 may still need to improve in their ability to track a fast moving object or to improve spatial recognition. The other thing many people assume is that sports vision therapy is only for professional athletes. While it is true that professional athletes do a lot of vision therapy, there is much to gain for all levels of competitions. The ability to play better improves the athletes self confidence and acceptance, and shows the true potential of the athlete.
The Research About Sports Vision Therapy
University of Cincinnati baseball team demonstrated a team wide improvement in all training metrics of at least 10% after six weeks of vision training. The batting average for the whole team went up 34 points from the previous season, which far exceeded the improvements of other N.C.A.A. teams.