With the majority of people working remotely and increasing their time spent on screens, we were curious to know how someone who typically spends hours a day in front of digital devices deals with the day-to-day of excessive screen time. Kurt Schray, 28, from Leesburg, Virginia, is a competitive esports athlete. We asked him to share a bit about his experiences as a professional gamer, what symptoms he notices throughout his day, and how he tries to counteract his time spent on devices. Continue reading Player Profile: Professional Esports Athlete
Research out of the University of Georgia reveals that nutrition can play a significant role in our ability to process information and react. Medical professionals and sports dietitians see a broad range of implications.
The weather may be getting colder, but the football season is really heating up. With the NCAA Championship game over and February quickly approaching, that can only mean one thing. That’s right – Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! Continue reading Gearing Up for Super Bowl 2020
This 4-part series has highlighted the many options available to help athletes see their sport better. Let’s recap. Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 4
In our last post, Dr. Graham Erickson reviewed a few training techniques to improve sports vision. In part three of the series, he reviews another technique that’s less about training and more about eating: nutrition. Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 3
In the last post, Dr. Graham Erickson talked about assessing visual performance and processing and the different ways of doing so. Now, he’ll get into the ways to help athletes enhance their vision and visual processing to better their competitive advantage.
Fair warning, this is the longest post in this series. Let’s get started! Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 2
The role of visual performance factors in sports has received a fair amount of attention over the years, but many athletes still have limited access to evaluation and enhancement approaches. In this series, Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, discusses ways to assess vision and visual processing, how to train for improved sports vision, and the impact nutrition can have on this skill.
Our founder, Dennis Gierhart, PhD, knew that zeaxanthin was an important ingredient for eye and brain health, but he had no idea the impact it could have on performance. Through clinical trials, he and his colleges proved that EyePromise nutraceuticals improve not only visual function like light sensitivity and glare recovery, but reaction time and processing speeds, too. Because of this, Dr. Gierhart decided to get involved in sports and partner with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Fall League. Continue reading Arizona Fall League Update