vision in sports

Better Vision for Football Players

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. […]

Protective Eyewear for Sports

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 […]

Better Vision, Better Volleyball

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 […]

April Is Sports Eye Safety Month

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 […]

How Vision Training Helps NHL Goalies

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 […]

Different Types of Eye Protection and Who Should Wear Them

Protecting your eyes means more than simply donning a pair of cool sunglasses on a beautifully sunny day. Every year, over 700,000 Americans suffer from eye injuries due to accidents at work, sporting accidents, or at home accidents. The good news is that these accidents can mostly be prevented with the right measures and equipment. Don’t […]

Pretty Cool Facts About Peripheral Vision

The human eye is an amazing work of nature. It is a combination of muscles and lenses working together to send messages to the brain that come back with perceived images. Peripheral vision is just one part of the overall ability to see, and there are some pretty neat things about this area of eyesight. […]

How Vision Problems Can Impact Your Child’s Social Development

We spend a lot of time on RYV talking about the effects that vision can have on the day-to-day lives of older people. Presbyopia, glaucoma, cataracts, AMD – all are extremely common, severe eye disorders, and all are much more likely to affect silver citizens than they are children. Sometimes though, visual problems can have […]

Vision Training Can Help Prevent Football Concussions

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 […]

How to Naturally Strengthen Peripheral Vision

Our readers visit our site to learn about vision care and take our eye vitamins for a variety of reasons, from strengthening near and far vision to slowing down and treating aging vision and astigmatism. Still, out of all those, you’ll likely find a couple unusually popular reasons, like maybe finally getting rid of those pesky […]

Can Eye Color Affect a Hitter’s Game?

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 […]

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