Where Vision Goes Beyond Eyesight

Sports Vision

We are members of the AOA Sports Vision Section. The mission of all American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section (SVS) doctors is to advance the quality and delivery of optometric sports vision care through education, injury prevention and enhancement of the visual performance of athletes. Vision training for sport is the application of specific exercises conducted over a period of time that leads to neural restructuring of cortex and brainstem pathways allowing a person to maximize efficiency while performing visual perceptual tasks leading to enhanced visual motor performance” Our vision training programs are based on scientific evidence and are specifically tailored to each particular sport. Vision training is divided into 4 categories:

  • Classical Orthoptic vision training programs aimed at improving binocular function
  • Visualmotor performance
  • Visual awareness training
  • “Software” training. E.g. Teaching athletes advanced cue utilization and pattern recognition

The mission of the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section (SVS) doctors is to advance the quality and delivery of optometric sports vision care through education, injury prevention and enhancement of the visual performance of athletes.