What does this involve?
Sports vision tests and training help athletes determine how well their eyes perform, beyond a basic ability to see letters and objects clearly on a standard eye chart.
Many sports vision skills can be addressed to improve athletic performance, such as:
- Hand-eye coordination, which helps athletes — including baseball players at bat — anticipate and hit a fast-moving ball.
- Improved depth perception to aid athletes such as downhill skiers when they negotiate turns and avoid obstacles.
- Eye tracking ability, which includes following and anticipating motion of a bouncing basketball.
The sports vision tests that assess how well an athlete sees sometimes also can be used to train athletes and improve visual function.