Our SportVision programme allows athletes to understand how well their eyes perform and improves the visual abilities that are most necessary for excellence in their sport. Some of these include:
We provide an individually tailored program for each sport and athlete. A program for a tennis player will emphasize eye-hand coordination and dynamic visual acuity whereas for a golfer we'd concentrate on visual alignment and depth perception to see the breaks in the greens.
Many athletes are amazed at how we can predict their performance based on our findings from a visual screening. If you're having trouble getting to the next level, even after stepping up your practice, you might have a visual problem that is limiting your success.
Speak to Anand Vyas, our SportsVision Practitioner to understand how we can help you.
In addition to a full eye examination, we assesses:
We can improve accuracy in:
Our sports specific eyewear protects from:
Your vision plays a huge role in your sporting ability. Timing, aiming, balance and consistency are all affected by vision. Many visual functions can be trained and developed. Elite athletes can often see better than 6/6, however, a player who can focus quicker, has better depth perception and peripheral awareness will have a leading edge over his opponent.
The difference between 1st and 2nd is hundredths of an inch or fractions of a second. Sports Vision training will get the best of your vision so you get the best out of your performance.
If you want to achieve elite level you MUST include a SportVision assessment as part of your holistic training programme.
The primary visual skills for sport are aiming and anticipation, and based on this a formal programme of diagnostic and analytical tests has been developed. This includes measuring vision at both high and low contrast and importantly, eye dominance.
This information is combined with tests for:
The final consideration is a measure of colour preference and light sensitivity. Research tells us that colour preference is specific to the individual and is related to visual development. The use of coloured filters is a powerful new tool in the arsenal of SportVision assessment.
A series of analytical tests may then be conducted to measure, for example, reaction time or hand/eye co-ordination, as appropriate for the athlete and/or sport. In some cases these may be carried out as team assessments to allow comparisons of individuals against the norm.
The six diagnostic elements of visual performance are :
Anand Vyas, our SportVision practitioner is a member of the Sport Vision & School Vision Association and is uniquely qualified to apply the results of your assessment and make recommendations from a wide range of specialist sports eyewear designed to address your requirements. This will also take into account any hazards associated with your sport to ensure that an appropriate level of eye protection is provided.
Speak to Anand to understand how Hillers SportVision programme can take you to the next level.