Description: This book describes vision training exercises and activities designed to improve an athlete's performance in a variety of sports.
Purpose: According to the authors, this book was written to provide proven vision training techniques that are sport specific and can be done in the home, on the field or in the weight room. Improving a person's visual perception skills can have dramatic affects on athletic performance; therefore this book fits a valuable niche in vision care. In addition, there are not many books currently available that address this topic.
Audience: This book is written especially for coaches, athletes, sports vision providers, or anyone looking to improve their abilities in a particular sport. The authors bring a perfect mixture to this book with their diverse backgrounds in their respective fields of optometry and physical therapy.
Features: The book begins with background information on the basics of vision and how vision training can improve performance. The core of the book is devoted to the various exercises and how they are incorporated into enhancing specific sports activities. Each exercise includes a written explanation of its purpose and includes all the materials needed. Each is described in a step-by-step format, many accompanied by black-and-white photographs. Then the exercises are incorporated and modified for improving performance in specific sports areas. This includes descriptions and explanations of the visual demands of each sport. The various figures and charts necessary are included at the end of the book.
Assessment: Becoming competitive in virtually any sport today requires excellent visual perceptional skills. This book describes in detail how to set up comprehensive and customized sport-specific training programs to improve the visual aspect of sports performance. The exercises described are simple to set up and execute for almost anyone. The format makes for a very organized presentation of the information and enhances comprehension and implementation. You don't have to be a Tiger Woods or Lindsay Davenport to appreciate this book either; even our patients who are weekend warriors will thank us for helping them improve their favorite sports activity.