Now that we're halfway through the first month of 2013, how are your new year's resolutions going?
One of the most popular resolutions is to get in better shape. But, did you think about getting your vision checked out to make sure it's performing its best so that you can perform to your genetic potential.
Two weeks ago, a 15 year old basketball player came into my office to get an eye infection checked out. Since he was a new patient, I began asking him some sports question. It turns out, he is a serious basketball player. His vision was 20/40 without the glasses that he hates to wear.
I explained to him that a vision survey of the NBA that I wrote about in See To Play shows us that only 16% of NBA players have bad eyes, so he may want to change gears and think about another sport or wear his glasses. The odds of someone who needs to wear glasses to see to make the pros is definitely stacked against them.
I almost turned to his mom and said, "Have you considered saving the money he's spending to be an AAU player and just use that for college instead of trying to get a sports scholarship?"
I wrote See To Play to help people realize that without proper vision, you cannot develop the eye hand coordination, peak side vision awareness, and accuracy. You will be able to enjoy the sport, but elite athletes see way better.
Do your athletic performance a favor and make a new year's resolution to get your eyes tuned up!
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