Vision in Sport

Research shows that over 80% of what we observe during sport comes from the visual system. That percentage goes up even more when one is talking about highly vision dependent sports because the eyes direct the dynamic movement of the body.

Statistics taken from sports vision screenings at the Olympic and Junior Olympic level show that those athletes that brought home medals where those that had the best visual systems. Other statistics include:

  • 30% had less than 20/20 vision
  • 25% had decreased depth perception
  • 26% had poor eye-hand coordination for the demands of their sport
  • 12% had inaccurate eye movement abilities (tracking and able to keep their eyes on the ball)

A full eye and vision check with an optometrist can show how well your system is working for your sport, and tell us if any special training or assistance will help with results.