Neurovisual rehabilitation: Opto-mize performance in sport and daily activities
different visual skills are necessary for healthy vision
Seeing clearly is only a small part of what makes up our vision. In fact, there are 17 different visual skills necessary for healthy vision – 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.
Enhance your visual abilities
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.
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.
A few of the high tech goodies include:
Senaptec Sensory Station
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. Regardless of your current skill level, this unique training station is used to assess 10 different visual and sensory performance skills, including:
- Visual Clarity
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Depth Perception
- Near/Far Quickness
- Target Capture
- Perception Span
- Multiple Object Tracking
- Eye/Hand Coordination
- Go/No Go
- Reaction Time
FITLIGHT Training 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.
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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