Sports Vision

It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month – Get the Lowdown on Concussions

Since it's Brain Injury Awareness Month, now is a good time to increase your awareness about concussions, and the important role your vision plays in all this. To maximize your odds of avoiding a concussion, you need to know what it is, what it can do to you, and how to prevent it. What causes a concussion and why does it matter? They can be the result of a hard [...]

Have Your Vision Checked After a Concussion

A recent article in Optometry & Vision Science offered solid evidence that comprehensive vision assessments should be considered in children who have had a concussion. Especially if the children report academic difficulty and trouble in the development of return-to-learn protocols, as they may be suffering from a concussion-related visual disorder. It was discovered that of the children who had suffered a concussion and presented three of more concussive symptoms for [...]

Use a Hand Eye Coordination Test to Improve Vision

If you want to improve your vision, especially for sports, one of the things you may want to do is a hand eye coordination test. This can help measure the ability of your brain to help your eyes and hands work together. Activities that use this skill are very dependent on good vision. While the amount of eye hand coordination required varies depending on the sport, it's still a requirement [...]

Are You Using Sports Vision Optometry to Train Your Eyes as Well as Your Body?

If you haven't heard of sports vision optometry, you're not alone. But it's time to change that because experts in this field can do a lot to improve your performance in sports. What is sports vision optometry Optometrists with training in this specialty can help you improve your visual abilities in specific ways that are chosen to help you maximize your results in your sport of choice. How a sports [...]

What Age Can You Wear Contacts?

Kids who have worn glasses for a long time are often very anxious to start wearing contacts. Also, kids who need to start wearing glasses during the pre-teen and teen years would often like to just start out with contacts instead of glasses. So at what age can you wear contacts? There are several factors to consider before making that decision. How responsible is my child? Will they be [...]

Prescription Sports Glasses

How many times have you seen a child's glasses shatter and cause injury while you were watching a game or a practice? Wearing glasses while you play sports is tricky. You can either see clearly, or risk eye injury. Or maybe there's a better way. Prescription sports glasses can be the answer to the vision AND safety issues. Get your prescription eye glasses in Gilbert AZ from Val Vista Vision. [...]