"Vision is more than 20/20, but how many of us train the eyes?"
The concept of Sports Vision is a relatively simple one. The eyes feed sensory information to the brain, the brain interprets and integrates the visual data with other sensory information, then sends out appropriate motor signals to the muscles.
Vision skills are essential to success in most sports. Visual sensory input may account for 85-90% of the sensory input the athlete is receiving during participation. If visual skills are lacking, your performance will always suffer. This may lead to breakdown and injury due to your movement patterns being compromised.
The four skills of sport vision are:
- Visual Resolution "good eyes."
- Depth Judgement "can you tell where a target is in relation to everything around it?"
- Eye Movements "can you follow a target and shift between targets whilst still seeing them clearly."
- Peripheral Vision "how much and how well can you see what you are not looking at."
Current research supports the view that a combination of all of the above should form the basis of building better and faster athletes via the visual system.
Alan believes this is the missing link in your goal for improved performance.