Many of the newer eye exercises that we’ve been using on elite athletes is to practice placing their eyes in a certain area of gazes, making mental decisions while performing athletic activities. This has helped us train athletes to keep their eyes up allowing their heads to stay up while training brain and eye/hand/body coordination (such as the See To Play Gaze Stabilizer Exercise “Eye Baller”)
The next trend in training athlete’s visual systems is measuring where they place their eyes and how their eyes move.
One method is by having athletes look at a computer screen. Images begin to move and athletes are required to follow these images. There is a camera tracking the eye movements and athletes are judged on if they have their eyes gazing in the correct position and are moving them fluently with the targets. Athletes are graded on these tasks.
There is another method of testing how athletes use their gaze. Athletes wear special eyeglasses which are connected to a computer. Athletes perform athletic tasks and the glasses/computer measure where the eyes are pointed in these tasks, and how smooth their movements are.
In by book, See To Play, you are given several examples on how to point your eyes in the correct position, how to learn to move your eyes in a better fashion and how to strengthen weaknesses in convergence, divergence and focusing.
Hopefully you will have an opportunity to get involved with some of the newer technology as it becomes more easily accessible, but until then, See To Play is a great training manual to help you reach your genetic vision potential so that you can perform at your genetic athletic potential.
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