Sports Vision FAQs
You may have heard about sports vision but never really understood what it meant. These FAQs from Wichita Optometry, P.A., in Wichita KS can help shed light on what sports vision is and how it can boost your sports game.
What is "sports vision?"
Sports vision is a term used by eye care specialists to describe the optimal level of visual acuity needed to maximize sports play. Sports vision goes beyond the concept of “good sight” by improving extra visual skills like depth perception and eye teaming that can help athletes excel in their game.
Can sports vision improve 20/20 vision?
Having 20/20 vision is great for most people as it provides them with the visual acuity they need for everyday life. Sports vision training can take 20/20 vision to the next level by enhancing additional visual skills that sports players need to excel in their game.
What visual skills are improved by sports vision training?
Sports vision training sharpens your vision by improving eye focus and tracking, dynamic visual acuity, depth perception and peripheral awareness skills. These skills help you focus faster and more clearly on moving objects or people. They enable you to distinguish depth of moving objects and expand your peripheral vision so you can see outside your main line of sight.
Even if you’re not a professional player, good sports vision can make sports playing that much more invigorating and challenging for you and your team.
How can an eye doctor improve sports vision?
At Wichita Optometry, P.A , we’ll test your current vision and determine the weaknesses therein. Then, we will develop a program to help improve your sight. We may recommend tinted glasses or an upgrade in your prescription to improve your vision. We may also suggest eye training exercises to improve eye tracking, focus, and teaming skills. If you have a problem with eye dominance, wearing an eye patch can help normalize this condition as well as improve depth perception.
Talk to Your Wichita Optometrist about Sports Vision
To learn more about sports vision from an eye doctor near you, contact Wichita Optometry, P.A., Wichita, KS, at 316-942-7496.