Whether you are an Olympic level competitive athlete or a recreational player, good vision skills are vital for success.
While some sports require very specific visual skills, these six are generally considered the most important:
1. Dynamic vision: The ability to clearly see fast moving objects as clearly as static objects.
2. Vision tracking: The ability to track a moving object without much head motion. Eye tracking helps you maintain balance and quickly react to various situations.
3. Vision focusing: The ability to change focus quickly and accurately between objects at different distances.
4. Peripheral vision: The ability to see out of the corner of your eye; much of what happens in sports does not happen directly in front of you.
5. Focusing regulation: The ability to retain eye coordination during high-speed activities. Eye-hand-body coordination is how your hands, feet and body respond to the information gathered through your eyes.
6. Depth perception: The ability to judge the distance and speed of objects quickly and accurately. Good depth perception enables you to accurately judge the distance between yourself, the ball, opponents, teammates, and boundary lines.