When athletes undergo a comprehensive vision examination, it is important to have good vision. However, it goes beyond just checking for 20/20 vision. There are many additional components that allow for good athleticism, including:
- Stereopsis- Stereopsis is defined as the perception of depth from visual stimuli of both eyes. It allows people to judge how far or close an object is.
- Visual Field- Peripheral vision allows for players to perceive what is going on around them without looking directly in that direction.
- Tracking- Pursuits are the eye’s ability to track a ball, with or without head movement. Saccades are the eye’s ability to skirt your eyes back and forth from one side to another, swiftly and accurately.
- Hand Eye Coordination- The ability to take what you are seeing and correlate it to your body.
If you or someone you know are involved in any sports, please call the office for a full comprehensive eye examination.