This year has been a great year for See To Play!
I’ve been fortunate to be around the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, collegiate and Olympic level. And, although we still have a few more months to go, I believe that I may have already checked the Athlete with the Best Eyesight in 2013. (The ABES award)
His visual acuity was 20/10. (A given in professional sports but less than the perfect vision of 20/8 that I find).
But, his detailed vision zone was a WHOPPING 70 degrees. This means testing revealed that he could distinguish with clarity on object 38 degrees out to the right of his line of sight and 32 degrees to the left. (This type of testing is performed with a vision disc and letters typed from a 36 font Times New Roman word processor and is written about in Chapter 3 of my book, See To Play.)
Those two visual traits combined together put this kid in a visual league of his own.
Let’s compare him to the average athlete’s vision. The average athlete has vision of 20/20 and a detailed vision zone of 12 to the right and 12 to the left.
So, knowing that information, who would you want on your team: the Average or the ABES?
The ABES athlete can come down the court or field in basketball, football and soccer, and see more clearly over 30 degrees to his left or right. The average athlete only sees over 10 degrees to the left or right. The ABES athlete will see more of the opposition, see more of his teammates, where to pass, see more of the play
unfold making it easier to score.
The ABES in baseball sees the ball in the bigger zone, making it appear larger, more in detail and slower.
How can you get better vision? Make sure your vision is corrected to the your genetic best, make sure you are exercising you vision (like the exercises given in See To Play) and make sure you are eating properly (or taking
supplements like Maximum Vision Performance at Cooper Wellness)
As I stated, this year is not over yet. I still may find an athlete with the visual acuity of 20/8 and the
detailed vision zone of 70 degrees. Until then, we have a great candidate leading the
competition to win the 2013 Athlete with the Best Eyesight Award.
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