2015 was another great year for our work at See To Play.
First off, 2015 was the second highest year of book sales since publication 3 years ago. I’d like to thank all of you who have read See To Play: The Eyes of Elite Athletes and have implemented vision training in your training. My hope is that this helps athletes reach their genetic potential and that someday less than 2 out of 5 athletes won’t be weeded out of making it to professional sports level because of imperfections in their visual system.
In March, we presented the See To Play Vision Concussion Protocol at the Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium held at the University of North Carolina. This symposium provides physicians, athletic trainers and therapists, and other allied health care professionals with a comprehensive overview of sport-related neurotraumatic injuries, with an emphasis on sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and cervical spine injuries. The purpose is to provide information relevant to the identification, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injured patients. Click here for link
Also in March, I appeared on several television news segments providing insight to sports vision training, injury prevention and general vision questions in regards to athletic performance. Click here and here for two different links
In April, The See To Play (Peters/Price) Concussion Protocol was published in the Optometry and Vision Performance Journal. This first of its kind protocol gives a step by step approach of diagnosing concussions that affect the visual system. It also provides doctors and therapist treatment management to help athletes rehabilitate and return to play. Click here to find the journal.
In May, I was honored to be named the Tar Heel of the Week by the News and Observer. I was recognized for my life’s work on helping make people aware of the importance of vision in athletic performance as well as my recent advances on concussion detection and treatment. Click here to read the article.
In June, I got to be a Duke University “professor for a day” and present a class to the 3 year Physical Therapy students regarding vision techniques in helping athletes reach their genetic potential as well as the treatment of eye injuries and sports related concussions.
June also found me in a few news print articles regarding our work: Click here for one and here for another.
The summer months found me working with the Durham Bulls as the team eye doctor for the 26th season (AAA Tampa Rays) and 24th season with the Carolina Mudcats (A Cleveland Indians)
I also started my 4th season as the team eye doctor for the Carolina Rail Hawks which is Raleigh’s professional soccer team.
This fall, I was proud to begin my 18th season as the team as the team eye doctor for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes.
In December, I presented the See To Play Concussion Protocol to the North Carolina American Academy of Optometry’s Winter Symposium.
2015 was another busy year and a great year for advancing my work in sports vision. I’d like to say a special thanks to all of you who have helped See To Play in its mission!
2016 plans to be even better with the See To Play Gaze Stabilization Exercise (Eye Baller) hitting the market (through www.bernell.com) This sports vision exercise trains athletes to keep eyes up for "Heads Up" for distinct gaze control while performing eye, hand, body and mind activities. It improves stabilization of gaze while the body is performing athletic maneuvers, core body stabilization and trains decision making with separate right brain and left brain activities while filtering out visual noise. This exercise is also used in vision concussion rehabilitation as a clinical and home exercise.
Happy New Year and remember: To be the BEST, you have to SEE the best!!
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