Just as exercise and practice increases your physical strength and speed, there are ways you can improve you sports vision or visual fitness.
- Visual acuity or sharpness and clarity of vision is important in virtually every sport. However conditions like nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness can blur your visual acuity.
- Dynamic visual acuity is the ability to clearly see moving objects and players – important in fast-moving sports.
- Vision pursuit skill is the ability of the eyes to follow a moving object smoothly and easily such as following the ball accurately.
- Peripheral (side) vision lets you to see other players and/or objects “out the corner of your eye”.
- Depth perception is your ability to quickly and accurately judge distance and speed of other objects.
- Eye/hand/body coordination affects your overall performance because it involves both timing and body control.
Improving your vision skills
Anstice Optometrists have a national reputation for this specific area of Optometry. We can help you see better and play better with the correct eyewear and/or a vision therapy exercise programme.
Anstice & Associates Optometrists - the official Optometrist of Canterbury Rugby.