Almost every high school in America has those famous Friday night football games throughout the fall. We even center the social event of homecoming around it. But, partying and celebration aside, football is a tough and competitive sport. It is rather complex too. It requires players to not only be physically capable but mentally prepared. […]
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For athletes, there are many skills needed to be at the top of your game, like good hand-eye coordination, eye tracking ability and heightened depth perception. These articles focus on ways to improve these vision skills and maintain the best eyesight possible to better your sports game.
Depending on where you live, you may or may not have realized the unprecedented growth of hockey as a youth sport. More and more hockey leagues are popping up all over the country. Many of these kids have big dreams of playing in the NHL. For parents who are unfamiliar with the sport, there can […]
Not so long ago, it was uncommon for athletes, both amateur and professional alike, to wear protective eyewear. Hockey fans all over the world will remember that fateful game when Jacque Plante was struck in the face by a puck and forced the hockey league to implement facemasks as a mandatory piece of equipment. Plante […]
Good volleyball players must be athletic, quick and be aware of the movement of not only the ball, but the players around them. Because of this, good vision is an important part of being a good volleyball player. Although good vision won’t make you jump higher, it can help you hit the ball in the […]
Sports are great, there’s no doubt. Whether you play for fun, competitively in a league, or are in the stands supporting your favorite little athlete, sports are a perfect way to bond, stay in shape and learn team building skills. However, amidst the fun we often forget to protect our eyes, which are just as […]
There’s a lot of emphasis on physical strength when it comes to athletic training, especially for hockey players. Hockey players need about as much strength as they can get, from muscular to cardiovascular strength. What about goalies? They don’t move around nearly as much as the offensive and defensive lines, who spend significantly more time […]
Concussions have fast become one of the biggest hot-button issues in athletics today. Youth football has borne the brunt of criticism and despite advances in equipment and coaching methods, concussions remain extremely common at all levels of the game, with younger players being at particular risk. Vision training may be an unexpected part of the […]
Differing eye colors can actually say some pretty interesting things about you physiologically. In some cases, they can even give some valuable medical information or, yes, even make you more likely to encounter a specific vision disorder. Of course, it’s not the end of the world if you do have an eye color with a […]
In many places throughout the world, January comes with some seriously cold and snowy winter weather. While the weather can be depressing, there is an up side – snow provides the playground for winter sports. If you’re lucky enough to live near steep enough hills, there’s no better holiday vacation than a ski trip. By […]
If you play sports, or if you have kids who play sports, it’s important that you take the proper precautions to protect your eyes from sports-related injuries. Sports-related eye injuries cause thousands of people to go blind every year and you don’t want to be included in that statistic. Numbers and Percentages Every year there […]
LASIK eye surgery has been growing in popularity in recent years. LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct vision problems like myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism. It uses a highly specialized laser to alter the shape of the cornea. Most people get the surgery in the hopes of eliminating their need […]
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