What is Sports Vision Training?
Sports vision training, a subtype of optometric vision therapy, works on enhancing an athlete's vision abilities to take their game to the next level. Members of COVD create individualized training plans on a sport-specific basis to build visual skills, custom-tailored to each athlete and sport.
COVD thanks Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals 2008 NFC West Champions’ wide-receiver and Pro Bowl MVP, for helping us promote our August is Vision and Learning Month campaign by sharing the message that:
"The public doesn’t realize that you need 17 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, sports, and in life. Seeing ‘20/20’ is just one of those visual skills."
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[...] I think [vision therapy] was definitely the foundation of good, strong hand-eye coordination.
If you're having trouble taking your game to the next level, you might have a visual problem limiting your success...just like Larry Fitzgerald once did!
In a 2013 article featured in a supplement to USA TODAY, Larry shared the impact of vision therapy on his football career.
“There is definitely a connection between the vision therapy that I did as a child and my performance on the field, “ he said. “A number of the drills in football camp reminded me of things I did in in vision therapy that helped develop reaction time, eye-hand coordination and visualization skills.”
As part of our thanks to Mr. Fitzgerald, COVD awarded him the Making Vision Therapy Visible Award in 2009.
A special plaque, including an autographed option, are available to commemorate this event and Mr. Fitzgerald's support of vision therapy!
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