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You Can't Hit It if You Can't See It!

Do you wish you could improve your batting average in the weekend softball league; cut a few strokes off your golf score; or take your tennis game to the next level? Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important ingredient in how well you play your sport. Your vision is composed of many skills, and just as exercise and practice can increase your speed and strength, it can improve your vision skills. You can select from the list below to see explanations of specific vision skills and tips to improve them. The definitions and suggestions that follow are general and should not be considered complete or thorough. They are to give you a general idea of the types of exercises that can be helpful when incorporated into a total program of sports vision care. Some athletes will have visual difficulties that will need individual, professional attention and will not benefit from these exercises alone. An evaluation by a sports vision optometrist can pinpoint your individual problems and needs as related to your sport. Remember, a thorough eye examination by your doctor of optometry is a great place to begin "getting the winning edge." Always wear the proper eye protection for your sport. When appropriate, use proper eye protection when you are trying these exercises. Your doctor of optometry can advise you about what is best for you.


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