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Neurovisual rehabilitation: Opto-mize performance in sport and daily activities2019-04-09T23:15:13+00:00

Learning Performance

Are you looking to take your ability to read and retain information to the next level?  You may not even realize it could be better.  We can break down the mechanics of your reading, and address any inefficiencies.  This can give you faster reading, better retention and the ability to focus longer.

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Work Performance

So you spend a lot of time on a computer? It may be causing fatigue, strain, or making you take frequent breaks. This is not just a blue light problem. Your glasses or how your eyes work are most likely to be the root cause. Be more productive and feel better after work.

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Sports Performance

You’re only as accurate as your vision is at calculating where the ball is.  Vision training has been shown to increase batting averages, decrease fielding errors, and increase save percentages.  From hockey goalies, to rugby players or racecar drivers, your vision is what guides your skill.

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Your learning, Opto-mized

Your brain controls how accurately your eyes can track through text

Did you know that how well your eyes track and work together can determine your reading speed and retention?  We look at what your eyes are actually doing while you’re reading to find areas for improvement. It’s like an upgrade to the software that controls your vision.  This can give you improved reading speed, comprehension and ability to sustain attention.

The reader on the left has inaccurate eye movements, and the reader on the right has accurate eye movements.  Who do you think will finish their work first? Would you have trouble understanding what was on the page if someone read it out loud to you in the same order her eyes tracked?

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Your life. Visible results.

Vertigo Recovery

Vision Therapy Helps I was diagnosed with disequilibrium and vestibular/ vision mismatch last fall. It was so debilitating that I was unable to work. I was almost constantly dizzy, nauseated, [...]

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Success in sports demands more than 20/20.

No one has developed the ultimate visual process. However, many have developed exceptional visual abilities beyond the normal range.

Elite athletes are excellent examples. Sports superstars will frequently report that the ball seems to “look larger” or “move slower.” This happens because their neurovisual process derives meaning from the environment so rapidly and efficiently that events seem to unfold in slow motion.

Many athletes don’t even realize that their vision isn’t functioning at it’s highest level.  They pass the regular vision screenings, but aren’t reaching their true potential because their functional vision is holding them back.

In this New York Times report, Vision Training to Boost Sports Performance, the difference between winning and losing often comes down to your ability to process and react to the visual cues around you. In most cases, this takes mere fractions of a second.

Visual skills are critical to performance.

Seeing clearly is only a small part of what makes up our vision. In fact, there are 17 different visual skills necessary for accurate visual function – including how our eyes work together, how accurate and efficient movements are, and how incoming visual information is processed.

We are not born with these visual skills in place; they are learned and developed over time.

Neurovisual training or vision therapy builds on all of these skills and has proven to help people improve reading speed, comprehension, and hand-eye coordination.

Research shows

Courtesy of the University of Cincinnati.

Improve eye/brain coordination with Opto-mization Training™

At the Opto-mization™ NeuroVisual Performance Centres, we assess how your eyes and brain work together and develop a program to improve your neurovisual efficiency. This can include Opto-mization™ Training and Ergoptics™ lens prescription to enhance eye tracking, visual processing and focusing abilities that support reading and comprehension.

A fully comprehensive vision training program often utilizes some high tech tools, although the most important fundamentals are often achieved with well designed low-tech solutions.  The most important part is the knowledge and understanding of vision that is behind the exercises and program design.

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Our knowledge takes technology to the next level

Our clinics boast Canada’s first Senaptec Sensory Station, a state-of-the-art training tool used by players in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB to improve performance. Our NeuroTracker provides unique cognitive training for realistic scenarios by integrating 3D multiple-object tracking with real-life situations.

NeuroTracker has been used by the Vancouver Canucks, the Atlanta Falcons, the Baylor Bears and the United States National Soccer Team, as well as the U.S. Special Operations Command and Canadian Joint Operations Command.

Senaptec Sensory Station

Fitlight System

The FITLIGHT Training system improves reaction time, agility, and speed for sports, and tactical skills, such as dynamic target training, but it’s also used to improve the range of motion, strength, and coordination in healthcare patients. The unique wireless reaction training system uses LED lights, controlled by a tablet, to provide immediate performance feedback on your reaction time, speed, agility, and coordination.

Neurotracker

Multiple-object tracking technology is the science behind the NeuroTracker system, based on 20 years of clinical research on perceptual cognition by Dr. Jocelyn Faubert and his research team. NeuroTracker provides unique cognitive training for realistic scenarios by integrating 3D multiple-object tracking with real-life situations.

NeuroTracker is used by the Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Falcons, Baylor Bears, and the United States National Soccer team, as well as the U.S Special Operations Command and Canadian Joint Operation Command.

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