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Soldier Uses EyePromise to Maximize Vision While in Afghanistan

The United States military has long been at the forefront of human performance, with vision training and nutrition at the front of that list.From rigorous nutrition programs to cutting edge vision training, keeping a soldier’s vision at optimal levels has been seen as paramount since the days of the Second World War.

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Sports Dietician Dave Ellis and Dr. Dennis Gierhart On Athletic Performance

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As the field of sports nutrition continues to rapidly evolve, education around eye health is at a standstill, according to Dave Ellis, a sports dietician with over thirty years of experience in the field.

“The importance eye health plays in athletic performance and where it fits into the future of sports nutrition specifically, has been totally neglected,” Ellis said.

Dr. Dennis Gierhart, the founder and scientist behind ZeaVision, maker of the EyePromise brand of eye vitamins, said that athletes should be wary of neglecting their vision, as it directly affects performance.

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Sports Vision Testing: 4 Tests to Measure Visual Performance

eyechartWe all know that eye exams are important and should be taken in order to keep our eyes healthy and protect ourselves against developing eye health issues. But for the athlete, should more steps be taken?

In the world of sports vision testing, there are certain tests to help athletes understand how their eyes are performing beyond the ability to see letters and pass a standard eye exam.

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Athletes and eyewear: How to choose the best lens tint for you

cyclistsEvery serious athlete knows wearing lenses or protective eyewear to shield their eyes from the bright sun is a good idea. But not all sports are played in the same amount of sunlight. This means that, according to your sport and exposure to the sun, you will need specific eyewear. Every detail matters: even the lens color.

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Inside Vizual Edge Pro: A look at “The Big 10”

pills-1Walking into a supplement store can be intimidating. With thousands of bottles staring at you from walls of supplements, where do you start? The answer to that isn’t where — you need to know what is in supplements first.

To play at their best, athletes need to perform and keep themselves healthy. Choosing the best eye supplement for an athlete is as important as knowing exactly what’s in them. Vizual Edge PRO is an NSF Certified for Sport supplement, with natural ingredients like:

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The Athletic Edge: Five critical visual skills for soccer success

iStock_000008881444Large_R2The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway. As you watch the games you might think about the diets and training routines athletes adopt in order to perform at their peak. But, it’s not just the food choices or physical conditioning that gives these elite athletes an edge. They’ve also had to train their minds and eyes to conquer the competition.

Here are the top 5 visual skills for soccer players to master:

Visual Memory

This is an incredibly important skill when it comes to accessing how certain players play the game and how they react in certain situations. Recognizing the patterns of your teammates, and your opponents, is crucial to selecting the best offensive and defensive moves.

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Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Erickson On Blue Light Protection & How Sunglasses Aren’t Enough

iStock_000006729901LargeSunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity for use during sports and recreational activities. Tinted eyewear enhances visual performance in bright conditions by reducing undesirable glare and illumination. On a bright sunny day, the retina becomes saturated and reduces the ability to judge contrast sensitivity. For example, bright sunlight can affect the ability to judge the contours of the green in golf, or the spin on the ball in soccer or baseball. Continue reading Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Erickson On Blue Light Protection & How Sunglasses Aren’t Enough

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Is my eyesight affecting my golf game? Five factors to consider

Man Golfing When the sun is bright, and the golf course is unfamiliar, it’s important to be able to rely on your most valuable piece of equipment: your vision.

When your golf game is “off” you probably practice your putting skills or recheck your swing. But have you ever asked, “Is my eyesight affecting my golf game?” Here’s five vision factors to consider:

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How Eye Color Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

The sun is shining on game day. You assume you’re prepared for the weather by wearing your contact lenses and sunglasses. But when you miss that ball because of the glare from the sun, that preparation seems useless. If you’re wondering what the problem could possibly be, take a look in the mirror: your eye color could be the source of your quandry.

You’ve probably never thought about how eye color can affect your athletic performance. Players with light colored eyes have less pigment in the macula of their eye. Because this pigment serves as “internal sunglasses” for the eyes, less pigment means your eyes have less protection from the sun and the resulting glare.

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Athletes and eye injuries: Are YOU at greater risk?

A baseball player pitching with spin on the ball. (motion blur on ball)Every 3 minutes, an E.R. in the United States treats a sports related eye injury, according to The National Eye Institute (NEI). Sports-related eye injuries cost $175 to $200 million a year (NEI). These statistics prove that protecting the eyes is critical to sports performance and overall eye health.

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