Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of April 17, 2017
Many athletes on all levels spend lots of time training and conditioning without ever having undergone an eye exam. This can be a significant oversight, particularly if an athlete is under-performing. Getting any athlete’s “visual acuity” (VA) to 20/20 is only the first step.
Athletes who want better-than-average vision may want to explore ways to improve their vision to 20/15. Beyond that, athletes may want to take a closer look at the ways that they use their vision. While golfers may want increased contrast sensitivity to help them read greens, baseball and tennis player benefit from optimizing their depth perception and tracking ability. All athletes benefit from having their sport-related gaze assessed along with their primary gaze.
Maximizing the visual proficiency of athletes is the greatest contributing factor to their improved playing success.
Sports vision tests vary greatly, depending on the athlete’s individual needs. Athletes who are bothered by “dry eye” may want to trade their 2-week disposable contacts for daily disposables.
To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:
Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon