Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Sports Vision: How the Visual System Impacts Your Play

While we typically focus our blog posts on examining functional vision’s impact on academics, it also influences our performance in sports. Here are examples of how it affects three of the most popular sports in America: Baseball, football and basketball.

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Topics: Sports and Vision, Vision Therapy, Visual Skills

Are Hidden Vision Problems Holding You Back in Sports?

As summer approaches, so does a student athlete’s off-season conditioning. While coaches tend to emphasize weightlifting and sprints, addressing hidden vision problems could be another way to up your game.

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Topics: Sports and Vision, Visual Skills, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Nike Sports Glasses One Part of Improving Sports Vision

A recent article featured Greg Jennings of our beloved Green Bay Packers, talking about the benefits of sports vision training using glasses specially designed by Nike.  Greg’s training and Nike’s glasses seem to be yielding results, but they’re only one piece of the sports vision training puzzle.

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Topics: Sports and Vision

How Vision Problems Affect a Football Player


Football is in the air, and players are practicing hard to get any type of edge they can over the competition.  One area they may be overlooking is their vision - especially the impact vision problems can have on their game.

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Topics: Sports and Vision, Functional Vision Problems, Visual System

What’s the most overlooked part of football conditioning?

by Brandon Begotka, OD

Conditioning is critical in sports – particularly in football. While so much emphasis is placed on lifting weights and running, one of the most critical parts of the body is overlooked by most coaches: Their players’ eyes.

It doesn’t matter how strong or fast you are. If you can’t see the ball, you can’t catch it. Unfortunately, an athlete can have vision problems that go undetected, even if they have perfect “20/20” vision.

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Topics: Sports and Vision