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.
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.
We 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.
Every 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.
Walking 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:
Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity for use during sports and recreational activities over time. This is in part because tinted eyewear enhances visual performance. On a bright sunny day the retina in the back of your eye becomes saturated and your ability to judge contrast sensitivity, or discern fine detail, is reduced.
The 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:
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.
Sunglasses 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
If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve not only learned how nutrition plays an important role in the quality of your sight but you’ve also realized vision is not just about the ability to clearly read letters on an eye chart. There are many factors that should be considered when accounting for optimal eyesight.
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: