Yes, regardless of your need for corrective lenses — there are 4 ways to improve your visual acuity, comfort, efficiency, and quality! Under the direction of a specialized eye doctor you can experience your best possible vision when the following are done beyond the regular eye exam (after you’ve finished the regular exam):
- Optimize the Optics: If you don’t know your best corrected vision score, your best vision potential hasn’t been demonstrated. 20/20 is normal vision, so the next time you go in for an eye exam ask for your best vision score and see if it is better than normal and by how much. Sports vision doctors don’t settle for normal (20/20) because that doesn’t give you a competitive edge in visual performance. If you are an athlete, the next time you get a wellness exam be sure to visit a Sports Vision Doctor who will demonstrate your best vision during your exam.
- Exercise the Eyes: While tracking a moving object the extra-ocular and intra-ocular muscles must be able to converge, focus, and move to track an object effectively. This can improve depth perception, visual balance and comfort, and the ability to keep your eye on the ball. Testing these eye muscles are done at sports vision practices to detect areas where improvement can help you keep your eye on the ball, puck, or target. Have your Sports Vision Training Assessment today to find if this is an area where you can improve.
- Train the Brain: Visual processing is done by taking signals from the eyes to the visual cortex where the speed with which you process that information and the amount of information to which you can apply your attention determines your visual efficiency. Training your visual processing is a lot like learning to speed read. Reading the field more efficiently and processing the visual cues are key to improving reaction times and assessing the right action to take in different scenarios.
- Consultation on Nutrition: Know what to eat and how much to consume to help your eyes see better at night, recover from glare faster, protect the photoreceptors from damage, and improve reaction time with an MVP (Maximum Vision Potential) consultation. Supplementation for low macular pigment is done when dietary changes are not possible and we recommend only those vitamins that provide a complete refund if the measurable amount of macular pigments do not increase with use. Measure, change diet or supplements, then measure again: that is how you know the vitamin is working; by measuring the progress with your eye doctor!
Anyone can improve their performance: whether you wear corrective lenses or not these 4 steps can give you a competitive edge when playing sports, working in a high-performance environment, or just driving safely at night. To put your vision in the hands of someone who doesn’t consider your professional goals is just foolish.