The University Eye Center recently announced the establishment of a specialty clinic for patients who are interested in sports vision training. The state-of-the-art Sports Vision Center is designed to evaluate and provide vision enhancement to athletes seeking to improve their performance. The Center also provides screenings and consultations with athletic teams.
Many visual skills are required for optimal athletic performance. These include accurate and rapid eye movement skills, dynamic vision (seeing clearly during movement), eye-hand coordination, depth perception, vision reaction time and coordination (aiming and focusing skills). All of these abilities are learned and can be significantly improved with vision training.
“Just as athletes use exercise and nutrition to get their bodies into top physical condition they can do a similar thing with their vision,” says the Center’s director Dr. Arnold Sherman who has extensive experience working as a consultant with more than a dozen professional and amateur athletic organizations as well as individual athletes, including the 1980 “Miracle” gold medal Olympic hockey team.
Some of the ways in which vision training can help athletes include:
Working alongside Dr. Sherman in the Center is Dr. Adam C. Deutscher, a vision therapy specialist who has served patients both at the UEC and in private practice since 1995.
To schedule an appointment with the Sports Vision Center contact Jessilin Estevez 212-938-1504
Sports Vision Center—In the News:
Check out this video of National Hockey League forward Christopher Higgins working Dr. Sherman (courtesy of Hockeybarn.com):
Read about the Center’s participation in the Major League Baseball East Coast Professional Showcase