SPORTS VISION TRAINING
We've mentioned this topic briefly in previous postings, but we wanted to share a little more in depth information for those who have been asking. Dr. Bladh was contacted many years ago by Nike to be part of a pilot program for their Sports Vision Training division of the company. It was very hush-hush at first; Dr. Bladh was flown to Nike headquarters in Oregon to give his input as well as be trained on the new and exciting equipment Nike was developing. This actually made for great entertainment knowing what was coming out next and getting to use the tools on our athletes before anybody else was. We agree that name dropping is cliche and actually agree with Don Draper's sentiments "Endorsements are lazy" (name that episode) so we've chosen to keep our athletes names out of this post (Matt Davidson).
Sports Vision Training is actually more complex than people realize(AJ Pollock). Our first evaluation is with Dr. Bladh and he does a whole Sports Vision Eye Exam on the athletes (Yes, there is a difference between a regular exam and a sports vision exam). From the evaluation we start training the athletes custom made to what our assessment gives us (Kyle Skipworth). After about 10 vision training sessions we do another evaluation to track the progress and see where we need to tweak the training (Daniel Robertson). Vision Training is different from weight training or conditioning. We're dealing on a whole neurological level and training the brain to process more efficiently (Zac Fisher). After they progress to the point where they can't process faster or see any better, we put them on a maintenance program and see them periodically throughout the year. Every game is a game of inches and we're here to help you see better to perform at the next level.