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What Sports Vision Skills Can Help Improve Athletics?

Sports vision tests can help athletes understand how their eyes perform. With proper sports vision, you can improve hand eye coordination to assist you in interacting with fast moving objects. They can help your depth perception which is great when negotiating turns and getting around obstacles. They can also help you track objects moving through space better for sports such as basketball. If you are interested in improving your sports vision in the Phoenix, Arizona area, visit our optometrist at Eye Doctors of Arizona. 

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How Can I Improve My Hand Eye Coordination?

With proper eye care and visual processing speed assessments, you can achieve improved sports performance. These tests can determine how quickly you react to certain visual stimuli. Once your reaction speed has been measured, there are multiple exercises you can conduct to improve your performance.  

What Other Skills Can Be Enhanced with Sports Vision?

Hand eye coordination is not the only ability that can be improved when you visit an eye doctor for sports vision. You can improve your peripheral awareness, which helps you to keep your eyes on other players during a game. You will find that you have more improved focus on objects that are both near and far away. Sports vision testing and training also helps you improve your transition from close work to work that is faraway. You can improve your sensitivity to contrast, such as your ability to see a ball against the sky. You are able to more quickly and correctly assess the distance and speed of an object that is moving. You will also have better vision-balance integration. To have better balance, you need to have better vision because balance relies on vision. When you have better balance, you also have improved sports performance. 

Why Choose Eye Doctors of Arizona for Sports Vision?

Our optometrists at Eye Doctors of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona, have trained for many years to improve athletic vision. For years, we have focused on targeting athletic vision so we can become the experts on helping patients refine their vision to optimize their ability to see and perform various tasks. We want you to choose us for all your optometry needs, including sports vision. Contact us today to see how we can help you improve your eyesight to take your athletics to the next level. Our number is 602-257-8280. 

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