Types Of Sports Vision Tests

Sports vision tests vary greatly, depending on the athlete’s individual needs.  This month we’ll explore a few of these.

Snellen Eye Chart.

This familiar test involves reading lettering on a chart placed 20 feet away. You are asked to identify letters on lines of increasingly smaller sizes until you no longer are able to correctly identify most symbols on a line.

Usually the 20/20 line of letters is fourth from the bottom of an eye chart. If you can read the next smallest line, then you have 20/15 vision. If you can read only the next largest line, then you have 20/25 vision. And so on.

If you have problems reading an eye chart, then you typically are fitted with standard eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve visual acuity. Or, you might consider undergoing a vision correction procedure such as LASIK — but only after careful consideration of potential risks.

While correcting visual acuity may seem like a simple and obvious step, many sports vision specialists find that young athletes in particular have undetected refractive error that can adversely affect athletic performance.

It has been proven time and time again that maximizing the visual proficiency of athletes is the greatest contributing factor to their improved playing success.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

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