Would you like to lower your golf score? Is your child a talented athlete, but odd mistakes on the field are keeping an athletic scholarship just out of reach?
Vision therapy is a common tool that athletes of all levels use to improve their performance. At Midwest Vision Care, LLC, we have designed a Sports Therapy Program to enhance athletic performance by training key skills such as eye-hand coordination, reaction time, and depth perception.
In sports, visual speed is critical to your level of performance. In assessing moving targets or objects, what you see triggers a sequence of actions to the brain that results in a physical reaction. Accurate and precise vision skills can be developed and enhanced through vision therapy. A standard eye exam can detect many problems, but several common visual disorders that may prevent an athlete from reaching his/her full potential include:
Decreased Depth Perception
Decreased Peripheral Awareness
Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It is a non-surgical treatment for many visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, and some reading and learning disabilities. It can also be utilized as a training tool for athletes in order to increase visual processing. It is a highly effective option that will be directed toward the specific needs of the patient.
The therapy itself consists of a program of specific vision procedures customized to the visual capabilities of each patient. It is performed in-office in weekly sessions and utilizes lenses, prisms, patches, balance boards, and occluders/patches. In some cases, the doctor may send some exercises home with the patient to help reinforce what he/she has learned.