Track And React Faster With Sports Vision Therapy
It’s Game Changing
Athletes train their bodies to gradually build up strength and endurance. In doing so, they improve skill levels and gain more knowledge of their sport.
Sports vision training helps athletes improve the speed and accuracy of eye movements and improve hand-eye coordination allowing for better eye tracking and focusing. This also helps an athlete develop the ability to keep both eyes working together when the body is fatigued.
Dr. Mackay uses the Senaptec Sensory Station to assess the needs of the athlete and develop a customized training program. The benefits of Senaptec Sensory improves the following aspects of vision and motor abilities:
Dynamic visual acuity helps improve the athlete’s ability to see things clearly while in motion or helps the athlete track moving objects.
Eye-hand/foot coordination determines how well the athlete coordinates control of their eye movement with their hand/foot movement. Improving this skill increases the athlete’s ability to guide reaching, catching, passing, and hitting within their sport.
Eye focusing (also known as accommodation) refers to the strength, flexibility, and accuracy of the eye focusing system. Accommodative skills allow the athlete to keep objects in focus as well as quickly change focus during the game.
Peripheral vision refers to our side vision. Improving peripheral vision helps the athlete see objects outside of their focal point. Improving peripheral vision gives the athlete a wider view of the field.
Visual tracking is the ability to move our eyes from spot to spot while maintaining focus on the object we are looking at. Improving visual tracking advances the athlete’s reaction time, speed, and fluidity within their sport.
Visual reaction time refers to the amount of time it takes for environmental stimuli to travel from our vision system into our motor system to produce a physical reaction. Improving visual reaction time helps the athlete hustle up their response time, by training the brain to work more efficiently.