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Greenberg hopes his new book inspires people to persevere

Pulling Out The Positives: Former Cubs outfielder Adam Greenberg hit in head with pitch on first at bat in majors, ended career

by: Ed Sherman
Chicago Tribune (5/10/2017)

Former Cubs outfielder Adam Greenberg was hit in the head with a pitch on his first at bat in the majors, which ended his career. Still boasting an athlete’s physique at 36, he now wants to use that one fast- ball as a way to help others.

Greenberg soon will release a new book, “Get Up: The Art of Perseverance,” based on dealing with his experiences. He lives in Connecticut, has a health and fitness company, Lurong Living, and is active with public and motivational speaking. 

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Pro Baseball Visual Performance

The Relationship between Visual Skills and Performance of Pro Baseball Players

by: Tim Rodmaker
Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society (11/30/2016)

352 professional baseball players were evaluated for visual skills and batting performance during the 2013 minor league baseball season using the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer® (VEPT), a commercial software program designed to assess eye alignment, depth perception, convergence, divergence, visual recognition and visual tracking.

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Lifeguards Use Visual Training

Should Lifeguards be Required to Take Eye Exams?

by: Nate Traylor
Aquatics International (11/8/2016)

Guard Vision: Visual Training for Lifeguards

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Vizual Edge - Winning Is In Sight

Vizual Edge - Winning Is In Sight

by: YouthSportsSpot.com
YouthSportsSpot.com (10/17/2016)

YouthSportsSpot.com recommends the Vizual Edge program to help kids train in sports.

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3-D Interactive Technology Uses 3-D Interactive Technology To Assess Visual Skills

Vernon Hills Firm Helping Athletes See Their Potential

by: Richard Klicki
Daily Herald Business Ledger (9/30/2016)

The Vizual Edge Performance Training Program

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Vizual Edge on iPad and Android

Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Visual Conditioning Just Got Smarter

by: Christine Bachman
Chicago Woman (6/23/2016)

Vizual Edge is now compatible with Apple iPad and Android devices. Students and athletes alike can utilize the program to improve hand-eye coordination.

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How to Build an Olympian Shooter

Youth Shooter Phenom Lance Thompson Shoots for the 2020 Summer Games

by: Dana Farrell
American Shooting Journal (5/25/2016)

Fourteen-year-old Lance Thompson works toward the 2020 Olympic Summer Games by training with Vizual Edge.

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Vitamins, 3D glasses and strobes are tools athletes are using to see better but does it really work?

Baseball’s New 'Secret Weapon': High-Tech Vision Training

by: Joe Lemire
(5/9/2016)

Through the 3-D glasses, the red triangle and blue square just won’t line up. Even when the shapes appear to overlap, the vision training program assures me they did not.  One eye perceives the triangle and the other perceives the square and, despite my best efforts with the keyboard arrows, I can’t find their concentric meeting point.

My visual alignment is deemed “fair,” but the descriptive text sounds clinically severe. My score “represents a moderate binocular eye muscle imbalance. The aiming of the eyes is inaccurate.” Basically, my eyes are misaligned after the target, which will result in perpetually late swings.

The evaluation of my eyes’ convergence—the ability to focus on objects in the foreground—is much worse. The test involves staring at a magic-eye stereogram, which I have never been able to do and can’t do now. The program tells me my eyes’ convergence is “extremely limited.”

There’s no putting rose- (and cyan-) colored glasses on this result: my overall vision score put me in the 5th percentile. I will never be a major league hitter.

“We didn’t change his eyesight,” Puchalski said. “We work on the quality of his visual information and how you see things and can react on field.”

That’s the first lesson to learn about sports vision. The realm of sight extends well beyond the lines below the E on an eye doctor’s wall.

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Vizual Edge used to improve aim and depth perception in athletes.

Table Tennis Academy Founder Sees Great Improvement with Vision Training

by: Vizual Edge
PRNewswire (5/5/2016)

People from ages 5 to 105 can play table tennis, which is one of the many reasons the game has become one of the most popular sports in the world. The game propelled into the spotlight when it became an official Olympic class event in 1988.

Even celebrities are into the sport. "Table tennis has been growing rapidly since the introduction of Susan Sarandon's spin table tennis in bars, restaurants and clubs," says Alan Gulick, professional player and owner of North Bay Table Tennis Academy. "Academy's really took off after researchers announced that they found table tennis can slow effects of Dementia and Alzheimer's the baby boomers really got into the sport," said Gulick.

After a consultation, and watching Gulick play, Robinson videotaped Gulick playing. "We videotaped him before we began training and then took another recording several weeks later and you could noticeably see the difference," said Robinson who firmly believes in visual training after conducting her own research. "I tried the program, and as a former professional soccer player, I wished they had this when I was playing. Vision is so important and can greatly impact playing a wide range of sports," said Robinson. Vizual Edge is a web based vision training program that many athletes say is compared to weight lifting for your eyes.

Within weeks of using the web based program Gulick says his game noticeably improved. "I am now able to play at the table, hit the ball and have time to think and react," said Gulick. Robinson took another recording after Gulick started using Vizual Edge and the results were incredible. "You could see how much his aim had improved and that his depth perception improved," said Robinson who trains athletes in multiple sports and highly recommends strengthening your vision.

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Former Cubs Player Adam Greenberg introduces Kid to Vizual Edge

How a Phone Call from Adam Greenberg Helped Change a Kid's Life

by: David Borges
New Haven Register (3/1/2016)

Adam Greenberg, former Chicago Cubs player, changes a kid's life with the help of Vizual Edge.

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Better performance on vision tests like counting flashing dots was associated with better catching.

Vision skills can lead to sports success, research claims

by: Martha Finnegan Bradford
The Irish Times (9/9/2015)

Researchers tested elite athletes such as rugby players, as well as sporty members of the general public and people who don’t play any sport.

Better performance on vision tests like counting flashing dots was associated with better catching, even under challenging visual conditions.

Some elite sportspeople performed poorly, so this is not the be all and the end all of sports performance, but it might be the extra one per cent that could win the game.

What’s not clear is whether this is an innate talent or something that developed over thousands of hours of practice.

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Teams across baseball are working with companies to introduce vision programs into their process

Seeing Is Believing

by: Stephanie Apstein
Sports Illustrated (4/13/2015)

A recent issue of Sports Illustrated contained an article about vision performance and baseball. It highlighted the visual training protocol of several players of the Washington Nationals who, along with numerous MLB teams, use the Vizual Edge Program for assessment of player potential and improving visual processing, tracking and pitch recognition.

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Study: Visual Skills and Batting Performance

A Longitudinal Study Investigating the Relationship between Visual Skills and Batting Performance of Professional Baseball Players

by: Dr. Frank Spaniol
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Department of Kinesiology (7/1/2014)

Study done at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi about visual skills in professional baseball players

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Research has been scant on correlation between officiating and visual performance; new study shows

Why standardized vision testing, training crucial for sports officials

by: Barry L. Seiller, MD, MBA
Ophthalmology Times (4/15/2014)

Most calls by officials require correct quality of visual information. A critical call might be the difference between winning and losing for a team. Other visually based studies performed on athletes—including tennis, volleyball, and baseball—have shown that superior athletes possess superior skills. Research has shown that these visual skills, besides eyesight, can be measured and trained.

Officials have similar visual demands as athletes. Therefore, officials should have visual skills comparable to athletes. An official needs not only to be physically fit but also visually fit.

There are many examples of officiating calls that require superb visual perception:

  • Both feet or one foot inbounds?
  • Ball on one side of the goalpost or through the center?
  • Spike hit the line?
  • A 130-mph serve in or out?
  • Player offside?
  • Baseball hit the yellow wall line or not?

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Strong indication that Vizual Edge Scores correlate to superior performance, study says

The Relationship Between Visual Skills and Performance of Professional Baseball Players

by: Frank J, Spaniol, Ed.D., CSCS*D, FNSCA
Sport Science Research Laboratory, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (11/20/2013)

The results of this study provides evidence that superior visual skills are indicative of superior batting performance in several statistical categories including BA, SO%, OBP, and OPS. Since visual skills appear to play a significant role in batting performance, coaches, trainers, and administrators should consider using programs such as VEPT to assess baseball players.

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Dr. Barry Seiller is here today to talk eye-sight and why some players aren’t seeing the ball as wel

Baseball Eye-Sight w/ Dr. Barry Seiller

by: Mark Brooks
Art of Baseball.net (8/20/2013)

What role do you think “eye-sight” plays with hitting, fielding and throwing a baseball?

A big one…

I’ve gone into detail about this subject within the HMA but now I’am VERY excited to introduce you to an “eye expert” who will discuss a few other things that you may not know about in regards to building better eye sight as a baseball player.

Dr. Barry Seiller is here today to talk eye-sight and why some players aren’t seeing the ball as well as they could be. He will also be introducing Vizual Edge which is an online assessment test and training platform for athletes who want to develop their eye-sight over time.

Enter Dr. Barry Seiller…

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Facilities in Europe are incorporating sports vision to help athletes enhance the visual component

Vision performance services offer new area of expansion for ophthalmic practices

by: Dr. Barry L. Seiller, MBA
Ocular Surgery News (7/29/2013)

Athletes across the globe, whether professional, amateur or recreational, are embracing new technologies and training methods to boost their performance. But while they lift weights, train in wind tunnels, adhere to strict diets and spend countless hours perfecting techniques, they often overlook one crucial body component: their eyes.

Recent studies are definitive: Athletes with superior vision skills perform better on the playing field. Until recently, however, no quantitative, interactive programs existed in the world of vision training. A U.S.-based company, Vizual Edge, is working to revolutionize the vision training game. 

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Degrading the visual acuity of sport officials significantly impairs ability to make correct calls

The Effect Of Visual Acuity Degradation On The Visual Judgement Of Sport Officials

by: I. GOMEZ, F. SPANIOL, J. DAWES
Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX (5/7/2013)

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of visual acuity degradation on the visual judgment of sport officials. Visual acuity was analyzed by a standard visual acuity wall chart.  Visual judgment was determined by a tennis ball line test where subjects have to determine if balls are classified as "in" or "out". 

RESULTS: A paired-samples t test was calculated to compare the mean pretest (normal vision) score to the mean posttest (degraded vision) score. The mean on the pretest was 25.73 (sd = 2.16), and the mean on the posttest was 16.91 (sd = 3.22). The results of the paired-samples t test determined a statistically significant difference between the pretest and posttest scores (t(21) = 2.69, p < .05). CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that degrading the visual acuity of sport officials significantly impairs their ability to make correct line calls.

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Los atletas con habilidades visuales superiores se desempeñan mejor en el campo de juego.

Potencie su práctica con la incorporación de servicios para el rendimiento

by: Dr. Barry L. Seiller, MBA
Ocular Surgery News (1/21/2013)

Varias instalaciones en América Latina están incorporando la visión deportiva para ayudar a los atletas a mejorar el componente visual en su práctica.

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Instalações na América Latina estão incorporando a visão desportiva para ajudar os atletas a melhora

melhore sua prática incorporando serviços para desempenho da visão

by: Dr. Barry L. Seiller, MBA
Ocular Surgery News (1/21/2013)

Instalações na América Latina estão incorporando a visão desportiva para ajudar os atletas a melhorar o componente visual dos seus jogos.

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Most athletes think that if they don't have to wear eyeglasses, they have perfect vision. However, o

Fundamental Elements of Vision Training

by: Larry Lampert
stack.com (9/25/2012)

Every day, I see first-hand how improved vision significantly improves the skills of athletes. For example, I worked with a pro golfer who was having difficulty looking at the hole, then the ball, then the hole again. It seemed to change position. Through exercises to address her putting alignment confusion, she improved her game considerably.  A famous tennis star described his fast racket head speed and quick visual reaction time as key elements to his success.

The professional athletes I see in my practice depend on being physically fit to earn a living. It's my belief that the health of their eyes requires as much attention as their pitching arm or their Achilles tendon. In addition to vision training exercises, it's imperative to take care of your eyes with proper nutrition, like you do for the rest of your body.

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NCAA Division I student-athletes possess superior visual skills when compared to non student-athlete

An Evaluation of Visual Skills of Athletes and Non-Athletes

by: Renae Hudak
Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi (8/27/2012)

In recent years there has been an increased interest in examining visual skills and athletics participation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the visual skills of student athletes vs. non student-athletes.  The research was conducted on NCAA Division I student-athletes consisting of baseball, softball and, volleyball players (n=72), and non student-athletes (n=30), all ranging from the ages of 18-25. Visual skills were assessed by the Visual Edge Performance Trainer (VEPT) software program and included tests for visual alignment, depth perception, visual flexibility, visual recognition, and visual tracking, which resulted in a composite VEPT score.  A t-test for independent samples was utilized to analyze the mean VEPT scores of the two samples with an alpha level of .05. The results indicated a significant difference in the two examined groups with a P value at 0.0393.  Statistical analysis indicated that that NCAA Division I student-athletes possess superior visual skills when compared to non student-athletes.

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Vizual Edge does meet visual demands for the sport of lacrosse.

Vision Training For Lacrosse Lacrosse Roads of America

by: Lacrosse Playground
lacrosseplayground.com (7/16/2012)

This past spring our Indiana University Men’s Lacrosse goalies underwent sports vision training, with the help of the Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO). Sports vision training has been implemented for various professional sports teams, guided by an optometrist who has done a residency in binocular vision therapy. Currently, vision therapy is underutilized at the college and high school level. There are no specific programs that meet the visual demands for the sport of lacrosse. The visual requirements to be a top tier lacrosse goalie could be considered the most demanding in all of sports when you take into consideration shot speed, shot release points (overhand, ¾, sidearm, and low), and shot distance.

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Bachman has been training his eyes for the last six seasons

Eye-Training with Dallas Stars' Goaltender Richard Bachman

by: Kevin Woodley
InGoal Magazine (4/2/2012)

"I think it's so important. Everyone does dynamic warm ups and loosens up their muscles and for a golie it's huge to get your eyes going and involved in everything and focused and working on tracking," Bachman said. "I developed it into a routine I can rely on, so that come game day I already know exactly what I am going to do and it keeps it simple."

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Vizual Edge puts vision training in the crosshairs of diamond success

Seeing is believing

by: Don Cameron
Softball West (3/22/2012)

Joe Kinsella, head coach of Lake Forest College softball, said Vizual Edge’s recent shift to web-based technology allowed him to seamlessly incorporate the tool into his team’s train- ing program.

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Els trying vision performance training at age 42

Els eyes putting gain with vision gurus

by: Mark Lamport-Stokes
Reuters (1/26/2012)

The former world number one, who has slipped to 57th in the rankings after struggling for form for much of last year, says his putting has improved significantly since he began working with two vision specialists last week. 

However, he is delighted he decided to consult with Dr Sherylle Calder, an eye specialist who helped the Springbok, All Black and England ruby union teams enhance their eye-hand co-ordination, concentration and other visual performance skills.

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Golfers are willing to try just about any kind of putter to gain an edge, but it's frequently their

Line between success and failure on greens gets blurry with age

by: Diane Pucin
Los Angeles Times (1/25/2012)

David Kirschen, an optometrist with an expertise in sports and a member of the faculty at UCLA, said that what many golfers don't understand is how important vision is to putting well. And vision tends to worsen with age. Kirschen listed acuity — how sharply one sees detail at a distance — as the first component in helping a putter. He also said depth perception and focus matter.

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Vision training can combine traditional and technological methodologies to train the athletes' eyes

High-Performance Vision Training Improves Batting Statistics for University

by: Joseph F. Clark
PLoS ONE 7(1): e29109. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029109 (1/19/2012)

Vision training can combine traditional and technological methodologies to train the athletes' eyes and improve batting. Vision training as part of conditioning or injury prevention can be applied and may improve batting performance in college baseball players. High performance vision training can be instituted in the pre-season and maintained throughout the season to improve batting parameters.

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Softball players participating in VEPT believed their visual skills improved, enhanced performance

PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF COLLEGE SOFTBALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN VEPT

by: Frank J. Spaniol, Professor, Sport Science
Unpublished survey (10/10/2011)

As a group, 79% believed that VEPT increased their ability to “focus”, 74% felt the visual practice improved their concentration, and 73% agreed the training augmented their ability to “see” the ball. In addition, 33% reported more consistency, 67% believed batting results increased, 66% felt their fielding improved, and 67% reported superior balance. Overall, the results of this survey indicate that a significant number of college softball players participating in VEPT believed their visual skills improved, which they felt translated into enhanced performance.

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You mean that sports requires activity above the neck? What a shock!

Sports Vision

by: Todd Hargrove
Better Movement A BRAIN-CENTERED PERSPECTIVE ON PERFORMANCE AND PAIN (5/5/2011)

Sporting ability is to a huge extent dependent on quickly and accurately interpreting visual information. The key word here is interpreting – sports vision is not just accurately seeing what is there to be seen, it is using that visual information to make accurate predictions about what will happen in the next few seconds. In effect, this isn’t really a visual task at all, it is a task of the imagination that uses visual information as the primary data.

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Just like any other muscle in the body, extraocular muscles in the eye get stronger with training.

Eyes On The Prize

by: Dr. Michael Zupan & Al Wile
Training and Conditioning (3/21/2011)

How much can sports vision training improve an athlete's performance? This is by far the most common question we receive here in the Human Performance Laboratory at the United States Air Force Academy. Unfortunately, we cannot quantify exactly how much sports vision training will increase a baseball player's batting average, a basketball player's shooting percentage, or a goalie's save percentage.

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Study indicates a significant positive relationship between visual skills and tennis performance

The Relationship Between Visual Skills and Tennis Performance of NCAA Divis

by: Frank Spaniol
(1/15/2011)

The results of Sport Science Research Laboratory study indicates that the highest ranked tennis players possessed the best VEPT scores, highest VEPT rank, most correct visual tracking percent, and fastest visual recognition response time.

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Study indicates that superior visual skills were highly related to superior volleyball performance

The Relationship Between Visual Skills and Volleyball Performance of NCAA D

by: Frank Spaniol
(1/15/2011)

The results of  Sport Science Research Laboratory study indicates that superior visual skills were highly related to superior volleyball performance statistics in several areas. Since visual skills appear to play a crucial role in volleyball performance, coaches may consider using programs such as VEPT to assess volleyball players.

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MLB Team use Vizual Edge for Player Development

Weight Training For Eyes

by: TylerJett
Baseball America (10/4/2010)

 

"The Vizual Edge program is just like a radar gun, just like a psychological background exam, just like any other tool," Greg Riddoch said. "It is·a tool that will help you get to the next level. I may have 15 more (valuable) prospects than other teams because we're using the program."

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Soccer vision must be developed in progressive stages, and a player must always have good technique

Vision Training For Soccer

by: Stewart Flaherty
livestrong.com (4/29/2010)

Vision is a crucial skill for a soccer player while in possession of the ball. Soccer vision is the ability to see defensive pressure and spot opportunities to pass to open teammates. Soccer vision must be developed in progressive stages, and a player must always have good technique to execute a pass, even if he has excellent vision.

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Top International Tennis Athletes Add Vision Training to their Routine

That Extra Edge

by: Marjorie Conley
Tennis Belguim (4/8/2010)

USTA regional training center advocates that elite junior players get evaluated and trained with the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer.

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No Brasil, problemas de visão atrapalham a performance de jogadores de futebol, mostra estudo

Programa contem exercicios para melhorar habilidades visuais que fazem dife

by: Imprensa
LDC Comunicação (4/6/2010)

“Da mesma forma que nas atividades aeróbicas a resistência, força e tônus muscular são trabalhados, as habilidades visuais precisam de treino”, compara. Dicas de treinamento visual O especialista enumera alguns exercícios visuais que podem ser feitos com ferramentas simples.

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Is visual training the sports world's next big thing?

The Eyes Have It

by: Seth Stevenson
Slate inc. (9/29/2009)

Ted Williams always denied the myth that he could read the label on a spinning record, but his vision did test out at a razor-sharp 20/10 when he took his Navy physical.

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Swiss researchers have concluded that expert tennis players, like their own Roger Federer, have an a

Top Tennis Players Simply See Better

by: Dan Peterson, LiveScience's Sports Columnist
LiveScience (9/10/2009)

Dan Peterson, LiveScience's Sports Columnist summarizes recent research which indicates that athletes who develop their visual performance skills enjoy a competitive advantage.

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South African research shows that Rugby Football performance increases with sport vision exercise.

Exercise performance and sports-vision testing under more realistic testin

by: Fowler, K.F., Du Toit, P.J.
University of Pretoria Health Sciences Faculty Day (8/1/2009)

Sports vision aims to enhance performance through a variety of procedures and training techniques. An improvement in performance was observed by players exposed to the exercises.  Visual abilities can affect both motor skill and performance. This study proves that correct training programs and hand-eye co-ordination tests can vastly improve sporting performance. Athletes are advised to complete at least 15 minutes of sport-specific visual training during each day of practice.

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Learn how big league hitters fine tune their skills

Russell Branyans breakout giving Mariners a boost

by: Tim Booth
USA Today (6/22/2009)

Branyan says the catalyst for his sudden jump in hitting production is eye exercises that he started a year ago when he was searching for a solution to some of his problems at the plate.

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Des clubs de baseball utilisent des logiciels pour améliorer la vision de leurs athlètes.

L'entrainement visuel, l'avenir du sport?

by: Seth Stevenson
Slate France (6/10/2009)

Barry Seiller (l'ophtalmologiste qui a conçu le logiciel Vizual Edge en 2002) a réalisé des analyses  et des tests d'acuité visuelle pour différentes équipes (les Houston Astros, les San Diego Padres, les Cincinnati Reds et autres Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers,  Milwaukee Brewers ainsi que les hockeyeurs des Chicago Blackhawks); il a fait de même pour quelques programmes de sport universitaires et pour plusieurs sportifs participant aux Jeux olympiques. (Les équipes de bobsleigh développent leur capacité de convergence afin de mieux évaluer les angles d'entrée et de sortie dans les courbes de vitesse des pistes.) «Les athlètes de haut niveau jouissent d'une acuité visuelle développée», si l'on en croit Seiller. Selon lui, rien qu'en analysant les résultats obtenus par des joueurs de la Minor League sur le Vizual Edge, il a souvent pu deviner lesquels auraient les meilleurs moyennes à la batte.

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Eyesight shown to improve with the very act of action video game playing

Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game train

by: Renjie Li, Uri Polat, Walter Makous & Daphne Bavelier
Nature Neuroscience 12, 549 - 551 (3/29/2009)

The contrast sensitivity function (CSF) is routinely assessed in clinical evaluation of vision and is the primary limiting factor in how well one sees. CSF improvements are typically brought about by correction of the optics of the eye with eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. We found that the very act of action video game playing also enhanced contrast sensitivity, providing a complementary route to eyesight improvement.

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Playing action-based video games has been shown to improve attentional processing.

Carrot sticks or joysticks: video games improve vision

by: Gideon P Caplovitz & Sabine Kastner
Nature Neuroscience 12, 527 - 528 (3/29/2009)

Playing action-based video games has been shown to improve attentional processing. A study now finds that it also induces long-lasting improvements in contrast sensitivity, a basic visual function that commonly deteriorates with age. These improvements do not happen for an equivalent group who played a non-action video game.

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Learn the secrets of a wide receiver

The NFL`s Most Exciting Receiver

by: REED ALBERGOTTI
Wall Street Journal (1/19/2009)

As the Cardinals prepare to face Philadelphia in Sunday's NFC championship game, Mr. Fitzgerald's acrobatics are the talk of the NFL. They have also stirred up a mystery: in photographs, Mr. Fitzgerald can often be seen doing something almost unfathomable: making catches with his eyes closed. "I don't understand it myself," he says.  

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See the ball - hit the ball. Vizual Edge.

product news

by: Editorial Staff
Baseball the Magazine (1/1/2009)

Through the latest technology, however, improving eye-hand coordination is just a matter of sitting at your computer.  

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Coorelation of visual skils and better players

Volleyball Research Report

by: Dr. Frank Spaniol Professor, Department of Kinesiology Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Unpublished study (12/24/2008)

The volleyball team of Houston Baptist University was tested using the Vizual Edge software program. The top performers as ranked statistically by coaches also were the top scoring athletes in their visual skills testing.

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Athletes who use vision performance training hit the ball harder

EFFECT OF VISUAL SKILLS TRAINING ON THE BATTING PERFORMANCE OF NCAA DIVISI

by: Frank Spaniol, Randy Bonnette, Liette Ocker, Don Melrose, Jeff Paluseo, and David Szymanski
Poster publication NSCA Meeting 2008 (7/14/2008)

The results of this study indicate that NCAA DI baseball players that received visual skills training produced significantly higher batted- ball velocities than NCAA DI baseball players that did not receive visual skills training.

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Vizual Edge Performance Training Software

Product Review

by: Ken Krause
Softball Magazine (5/1/2008)

See the ball, hit the ball. That's a mantra that is repeated on a daily basis on fastpitch softball fields all over the world. Coaches (and parents) tell their hitters to see the ball big, watch it all the way in, get a good look, etc. Yet while it a~1 sounds like good advice, few can actually tell them how to make It happen. That's where VizualEdge Performance Training software comes in.

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New training program now applied to volleyball

Vizual Edge-A revolution in athletic visual skills

by: Barry L. Seiller, MD
Coaching Volleyball (3/1/2008)

Volleyball coaches have long known that there was an important visual component to their game. Now comes technology to assist them.

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College Football Deploys High-Tech Aids for QBs;

Making the First Three Seconds Count

by: Jon Weinbach
Wall Street Journal (8/31/2007)

College football teams are rethinking the way they train their quarterbacks.  High Tech is in.

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High School Athletes Improve Performance on Court and In Classroom with Vision Training

Athletes reap benefits of Vizual Edge

by: MARK PERLMAN
Deerfield-Review.com (8/9/2007)

"Evaluating and training visual skills provides a new tool to allow high school athletes to make it to the next level of play," said Dr. Seiller, who also performs Lasik surgery. "The earlier they are exposed to this training, the more impact it can have on their sports career." Deerfield High School was the first high school in the country to use this type of training for more than one athletic program. 

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Reasearch Study Shows Academic Improvement as a Result of Vision Performance Training

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISUAL SKILLS AND READING ACHIEVEMENT OF COLLEGE ATHLETES

by: Frank Spaniol, Liette Ocker, Randy Bonnette, Martin Ward, and Jeff Paluseo
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX. Human Performance Lab (8/1/2007)

Vision performance training for athletics had its geneses from students with reading disorders. Scientific study confirms findings of student athletes and their coaches that academics also improves with visual skills training.

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The Vizual Edge Performance Trainer, which can help athletes improve their visual skills, is bec

Vizual Edge seen as 'weight training for the eyes'

by: Brendan Murphy
ESPN.com (8/11/2006)

Just like weight training visual skills can be measured, trained, practiced and perfected leading to better play.

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Vols use new visual aid training program

New training programs

by: Editorial writer
Sporting News (8/3/2006)

The Tennessee Volunteers have a weight room full of machines to work nearly every muscle in the body. Now they can include their eyes.

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Colleges Shifting to Vision Training to Enhance Athletic Performance

TECHNOLOGY

by: Technolgy writer
Channel 33 (6/27/2006)

"For athletes who want to reach the next level of play or just for the sake of overall performance, improving visual skills can be the deciArizona University Women's Softball coach Mike Candrea. "

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Eye training helps NHL Goalie seek Stanley Cup

Dwayne Roloson

by: ALLAN MAKI
Globe and Mail Newspaper (3/6/2006)

Edmonton's usually bland Roli the Goalie has been dazzling throughout the playoffs But what he is cannot be undervalued or underappreciated, because Albert Dwayne Roloson is the consummate professional. He will do almost anything to improve his game, anything from stretching to lifting weights to positive imagery to eye exercises. Yes, eye exercises.

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U. S. Luge Team Selects the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer to Give Athletes Competitive Edge

U.S. Luge Team Exercises Their Eyes

by: United States Luge Association
www.usaluge.org (3/1/2006)

In 2002, the Vizual Edge Performance Trainer helped US sliding sports quadruple their medal count!

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Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children

A Little Flabby Around the Eyeballs

by: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
New York Times (2/5/2006)

Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children with learning disabilities and people with amblyopia ("lazy eye") concentrate and follow lines of text. Unlike exercises designed to strengthen eye muscles, reading therapy works to improve the eye-brain connection. Sports vision therapy takes it one step further. "It's about eye-hand-foot-body-brain coordination," says Dr. Barry Seiller, an ophthalmologist who is Brett Basanez's vision specialist and the director of the Visual Fitness Institute in Vernon Hills, Ill. "Maybe you foul off the ball a lot, or you have all the technical skills but somehow just can't put it together. You go into slumps. You fail in the clutch. All of that, to us, screams 'visual problems."'

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Michael Campbell's visual experience

For His Eyes Only

by: Jeff Rude
Golf Digest (8/22/2005)

Michael Campbell overcomes visual issues to win at the US Open

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College Softball student-athletes find benefits from vision training

ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF NCAA DIVISION I SOFTBALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING

by: Spaniol, F.J., Seiller, B.L.,K. Puchalski
Unpublished survey (4/1/2005)

Athetes have found numerous benefits to vision performance training both on and off the field.

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Optometrist Bill Harrison shows Nationals trainer Tim Abraham an eye muscle test he gives to players

Optometrist helps hitters keep eye on ball

by: Scott Brown
Florida Today (3/16/2005)

What does this have to do with hitting a baseball, perhaps the hardest thing to do in all of sports? Everything, if you ask Washington Nationals interim general manager Jim Bowden.

"A baseball's coming in at 95 miles an hour and changing planes. Sometimes it's coming in at 76 miles as a curveball. Sometimes it's an 84-mile-per-hour slider," Bowden said. "All the different speeds, all the different locations, all the different rotations means your eyes have to be phenomenal so you can identify what the pitch is, where the pitch is going to be and whether to swing or not to swing."

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Athletes learn how their visual skills impact their play on court

Visual Skills and Volleyball

by: Barry L. Seiller, MD
ACC website (10/29/2004)

Volleyball athletes learn that their visual system is a small but crucial component to their success on court

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Athletes who are seeking an edge, should add vision training to their fitness regimen.

The Eyes Have It

by: Barry L Seiller, MD; Kathleen Puchalski, RN; and Bryan Shelton, USPTA
Tennis Life Magazine (8/1/2004)

Most tennis coaches recognize the significant role that vision and visual skills have on their players' performance. Many coaches and trainers have searched for a method to improve players' visual skills and abilities, knowing that "if you can't see the b

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Young goalies paying attention to their eyes

Hawks keep their eyes on goaltending situation

by: Len Ziehm
Chicago Sun Times (9/27/2003)

With the puck moving at high speeds, goalies need fast, accurate eye movements

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Improving your athletic performance by sitting in front of a computer?

Sports teams using optical program to boost 'visual fitness'

by: Stanley Miller
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal (2/3/2003)

"This is essentially a non-traditional method of performance enhancement," he said. "It takes an educational process to make people
understand."

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The Future of Baseball Lies within Sight

The Importance of Vision Training for Pitchers

by: John Pinkman
http://www.baseball-news.com/ (11/2/2002)

So, where does the future of baseball performance lie? Will it be in a greater trampoline effect off the bat or in more supple leather for the glove? Will new shoes create more speed? Will we train our bodies more efficiently without introducing artificial stimulants and steroids? Or will baseball travel into the future with greater human skills? Will we manage the mental and emotional stress of the game and travel? Will we tune peak performance through natural sports nutrition? Are we professional enough to see a healthy future and preserve the integrity of the game? How quickly will we “see” the obvious benefits of visual training?

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Eyesight is one of the most complex actions of the human body. It is one of our most important surv

Out of Sight

by: Tyler Hass
Girevik Magazine (10/22/2002)

Eyesight is one of the most complex actions of the human body.  It is one of our most important survival characteristics and crucial for performance in any sport. While the eye is an incredible organ in its own right, the real act of seeing occurs in the brain. This is where visual data becomes the world that we know and interact with. The world's most powerful computers cannot do what our brains do instantaneosly, every moment of the day. The eye is merely the starting point for our amazing visual system.

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Training the eyes is not a new idea; improve-it-yourself vision books have been around for years.

On fitness: The Eyes Have It

by: Molly Martin
Pacific Northwest magazine (7/28/2002)

I found myself more encouraged - inspired, even - by the tale of Greg Vaughn. San Diego Union sports columnist Tom Cushman called it "the most astonishing turnaround I've witnessed in 30-plus years of covering major-league baseball."

Vaughn has cited two common factors, hard work and more playing time, for helping find his groove this year. But he also credits something that many other athletes - recreational and competitive - might not know about for improving sports performance: vision therapy.

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Golfers learn that the visual part of the game is important

There is an `I` in Golf

by: Barry L. Seiller, MD
Golf Chicago (5/1/2002)

The short game in golf is more than mechanics, experience and mental its....Visual

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Several authors have reported importance of visual skills (or sports vision) for sport performance

Visual skills of elite Brazilian soccer players

by: Marcello Alves1, Frank Spaniol & Oscar Erichsen
European Journal of Sports Science (0/0/0000)

In conclusion, the present study reports that the visual skills of more developed and experienced elite soccer players (U20 and main squad) are greater than the visual skills of younger and less experienced elite soccer players (U15 and U17).

Considering that these athletes never received specific visual tracking training implies that elite soccer training in itself might be responsible for the development of visual tracking skill. 

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