Evidence-based strategies are utilized to provide an effective visual training program, while customized to the individual’s goals. Depending on the needs of the athlete, a training program can take various forms, whether regular in office by the sports vision specialist for 6-12 weeks, working with coaches and trainers to develop on-site targeted dynamic vision drills, on-site training directly with the sports vision specialist, remote support to work on vision agility and strengthening, or a combination of the above. A visual training program might be designed, for example, to be steady during the off-season, more intense in pre-season, and maintenance training during the busy season. Regardless of the training design, only persistence and practice will allow the brain to integrate the sharpened visual skills into sport performance. Since the eyes are an extension of the brain and closely connected to the rest of the body, dynamic visuomotor training incorporates whole body movement, involving sport-specific motion when possible.
Vision training, for a hockey goalie for example, is not best served only on a phone or tablet. It is important to combine various strategies in training, including real space exercises with whole body movement, and not just using fingers on a small screen. The eyes lead the head and body, and so training should reflect a more holistic approach.
A post-training report will be provided.