How Vision Therapy Improves Sports Performance

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

Are you looking for a way to improve your accuracy when throwing a football or cut a few strokes off your golf game? High-quality vision is essential for optimal performance while playing sports. Many people are focused on training for strength and speed to improve their performance, but they don’t consider the idea of vision training to help with sports performance.

Vision Impacts Performance

Having good vision is more than just basic eyesight to see the things that are in front of you. There are many skills that are interrelated with your vision, and these skills have a domino effect on your ability to perform on the field.

For example, hand-eye coordination is essential to help you catch the ball and throw it to someone else on the team. If you are suffering from poor vision, then you will miss more throws and find yourself frustrated in the game.

Strong visual skills are an essential element for success in sports. When your eyes are working well, then they can read the situation to instruct the feet and hands to respond in the right way.

Vision Therapy for Sports

If you want to improve your sports skills, then you should consider the advantages of talking to an eye doctor about vision therapy. Methods have been developed which can accurately track visual movements and hand-eye coordination. Then, the eye doctor can use specific techniques to improve the function of your eyes.

Vision therapy is beneficial for sports because it helps with visual reaction time, eye teaming, eye tracking, and peripheral vision. As these skills improve, you will see that your sports performance improves at the same time.

These therapy treatments can be adjusted to match your individual needs. So, the consultation will allow the doctor to assess your current situation, and then a suggested treatment plan will be catered to your visual skills.

It doesn’t matter what sports game you enjoy because vision therapy has been used in many different ways! Whether you are an amateur or professional, we invite you to contact our office to learn more about vision therapy. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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