April is Sports Eye Safety Month, and sight is a very important sense to athletes. Better athletes have better visual performance and reaction time. In addition to providing eye protection, is there a way for eye care professionals to help their athletic patients elevate their game? Graham Erikson, OD, is an expert on vision and athletic performance and shared a quick video of his thoughts on the topic. Continue reading Visual Performance & Nutrition
In a game like baseball, carrots won’t do the trick to improve vision. Graham Erickson, OD, explains the visual challenges each player experiences and how to overcome them at the Arizona Fall League 2017.
Emerging research out of the University of Georgia reveals that nutrition plays a significant role in our ability to process information and react. Medical professionals and sports dietitians see a broad range of implications.
By Dr. Dorothy Hitchmoth
In the recent movie Concussion, actor Will Smith, playing the now infamous doctor Bennet Omalu, says, “repetitive head trauma chokes the brain”. I know this is true. My 20 years as a VA eye doctor is a privilege that bears the reality of the effects of repeat brain trauma as well as the perseverance embedded in the souls of our nation’s finest men and women. My perspective on treating these patients is hardly mired given my proverbial view to the brain. Continue reading Can Nutraceutical Support of Visual Function Help Protect the Brain from Concussion?
The University of Virginia men’s tennis program has seen an unprecedented level of success over the last several years. Having claimed two of the past three NCAA men’s tennis titles, the University goes above and beyond to ensure that each tennis player is in position to succeed. And while a lot of their success can be attributed to the hard work put in on the courts, a big part of their success should be credited to what they are doing off the courts to improve tennis performance.